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purport

noun

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  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 content, denotation, drift, import, intent, intention, meaning, sense, significance, significationRelated Words 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

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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 aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], look, mean, meditate, plan, propose, intend, purposeRelated Words 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 affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, insist, maintain, profess, protest, claim, warrantRelated Words announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counterAntonyms deny, gainsay


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