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purport

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of purport

  1. the idea that is conveyed or intended to be conveyed to the mind by language, symbol, or action was able to give the purport of the governor's speech in a few words Synonyms of purport content, denotation, drift, import, intent, intention, meaning, sense, significance, significationWords Related to purport connotation; clue, cue, hint, implication, indication, inkling, intimation, suggestion; message, tenor, theme; bottom, essence, essentiality, nature, soul, spirit, stuff; acceptance, acceptation, definition; burden, crux, gist; core, heart, kernel, marrow, nub, nucleus, pith, point, quick; matter, motif, motive, question, subject, topic


purport

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of purport

  1. 1 to have in mind as a purpose or goal do you purport to spend the rest of your life on that couch, or do you think you might get a job someday? Synonyms of purport aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], look, mean, meditate, plan, propose, intend, purposeWords Related to purport dream, hope, wish; consider, debate, mull (over), ponder; attempt, endeavor, strive, struggle, try; plot, scheme; accomplish, achieve, effect, execute, perform

  2. 2 to state as a fact usually forcefully he purports to be an expert in criminalistics Synonyms of purport affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, insist, maintain, profess, protest, claim, warrantWords Related to purport announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms of purport abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counterAntonyms of purport deny, gainsay



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