purported

adjective
pur·​port·​ed | \ (ˌ)pər-ˈpȯr-təd How to pronounce purported (audio) \

Definition of purported

: reputed, alleged took gullible tourists to purported ancient sites

Examples of purported in a Sentence

the purported value of the estate
Recent Examples on the Web Update 9:25: Added a link to a purported video of the Galaxy Z Flip in action. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Galaxy Z Flip preview: Samsung’s second foldable phone is a reboot, not a sequel," 4 Feb. 2020 The new study offers the first hard data on the small-scale structure of some purported Nanotyrannus bones, confirming that two candidate fossils are in fact juveniles. National Geographic, "These sleek predatory dinosaurs really are teenage T. rex," 1 Jan. 2020 Ashwagandha’s many purported benefits (pain relief, diabetes management, and anti-aging, among others) have yet to be consistently proven by research. Christine Byrne, Outside Online, "The Best (and Worst) Nutrition Advice of 2019," 1 Jan. 2020 Camu camu's purported health benefits include reducing the risk of chronic diseases thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Julie Upton, Health.com, "The Health Benefits of Camu Camu, the Buzzy Superfood Popping Up Everywhere," 3 Oct. 2019 Several designers who reach out to her are more interested in the aesthetics of a crystal than any of its purported benefits. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "How Healing Crystals Have Taken Over Design," 18 Sep. 2019 The next day, a notice of trustee sale was posted for the home and her water was turned off for purported weatherization. Nick Penzenstadler, USA Today, "As reverse mortgages end, heirs are left with heartache," 19 Dec. 2019 The report claims that Cohen discussed how to destroy evidence of this purported hacking operation in the event of a Clinton victory. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "Why the question of whether Michael Cohen visited Prague is massively important for Donald Trump," 14 Apr. 2018 Still, the moral of the story centers on Babcock, who coached the Red Wings from 2005 to 2015, and his purported manipulative coaching tactics. Chris Thomas, Detroit Free Press, "Chris Chelios says he drank beer on bench after Mike Babcock benched him at Winter Classic," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of purported

1836, in the meaning defined above

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11 Feb 2020

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“Purported.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purported. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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purported

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of purported

: said to be true or real but not definitely true or real

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