Definitions for purport

Definitions for (noun) purport

Main entry: purport, drift

Definition: the pervading meaning or tenor

Usage: caught the general drift of the conversation

Main entry: spirit, intent, purport

Definition: the intended meaning of a communication

Definitions for (verb) purport

Main entry: propose, purport, purpose, aim

Definition: propose or intend

Usage: I aim to arrive at noon

Main entry: purport

Definition: have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming

Usage: The letter purports to express people's opinion

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