Synonyms for purport

Synonyms for (noun) purport

Synonyms: purport, drift

Definition: the pervading meaning or tenor

Usage: caught the general drift of the conversation

Similar words: strain, tenor

Definition: the general meaning or substance of an utterance

Usage: although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument

Synonyms: spirit, intent, purport

Definition: the intended meaning of a communication

Similar words: significance, signification, meaning, import

Definition: the message that is intended or expressed or signified

Usage: what is the meaning of this sentence; the significance of a red traffic light; the signification of Chinese characters; the import of his announcement was ambiguous

Synonyms for (verb) purport

Synonyms: propose, purport, purpose, aim

Definition: propose or intend

Usage: I aim to arrive at noon

Similar words: intend, think, mean

Definition: have in mind as a purpose

Usage: I mean no harm; I only meant to help you; She didn't think to harm me; We thought to return early that night

Synonyms: purport

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

Usage: The letter purports to express people's opinion

Similar words: claim

Definition: assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

Usage: He claimed that he killed the burglar

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