Definition of Purport

1. Noun. The intended meaning of a communication.

Exact synonyms: Intent, Spirit
Generic synonyms: Import, Meaning, Significance, Signification
Derivative terms: Intend



2. Verb. Have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming. "They purport to move "; "The letter purports to express people's opinion"
Generic synonyms: Claim

3. Noun. The pervading meaning or tenor. "Caught the general drift of the conversation"
Exact synonyms: Drift
Generic synonyms: Strain, Tenor
Derivative terms: Drive

4. Verb. Propose or intend. "I aim to arrive at noon"
Exact synonyms: Aim, Propose, Purpose
Generic synonyms: Intend, Mean, Think
Derivative terms: Aim, Aim, Purpose, Purpose

Definition of Purport

1. n. Design or tendency; meaning; import; tenor.

2. v. t. To intend to show; to intend; to mean; to signify; to import; -- often with an object clause or infinitive.

Definition of Purport

1. Verb. To convey, imply, or profess outwardly, often falsely. ¹

2. Verb. To intend. ¹

3. Noun. import, intention or purpose ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Purport

1. to profess or claim [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purport

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Literary usage of Purport

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"... if they purport to have been made by, or by the authority of, the Board of Trade, and to be signed by some officer appointed for that purpose by the ..."

2. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (1896)
"six concluding lines I remember, though I have forgotten the two first of the stanza; but the purport of them was that his censures proceeded from good will ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"... the government from any loss occa,- g The legal purport of such a bond is to in- * sioned by any ┬╗dereliction of the obligor. ..."

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