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purports

noun
plural of purport

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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purports

verb
present tense third-person singular of purport

Synonyms & Antonyms of purports (Entry 2 of 2)

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?

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2 to state as a fact usually forcefully
  • he purports to be an expert in criminalistics

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“Purports.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/purports. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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