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Definition of 'purport'


  1. the intended meaning of a communication
       Synonyms: intent spirit
  2. the pervading meaning or tenor; "caught the general drift of the conversation"
       Synonyms: drift


  1. have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming; "The letter purports to express people's opinion"
  2. propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
       Synonyms: aim purpose propose

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