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Definition 1: the pervading meaning or tenor - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where purport or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • caught the general drift of the conversation

Synonyms for purport in the sense of this definition

(purport is a kind of ...) the general meaning or substance of an utterance

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

Definition 2: the intended meaning of a communication - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for purport in the sense of this definition

(purport is a kind of ...) the message that is intended or expressed or signified

"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"

Definition 3: propose or intend - [verb of cognition]

Samples where purport or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I aim to arrive at noon

Synonyms for purport in the sense of this definition

(purport is a kind of ...) have in mind as a purpose

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

Definition 4: have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming - [verb of communication]

Samples where purport or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The letter purports to express people's opinion

(purport is a kind of ...) assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

"He claimed that he killed the burglar"

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