Definition of PURPORT

noun : PURPORT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) the pervading meaning or tenor; "caught the general drift of the conversation" ;

verb : PURPORT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming; "The letter purports to express people's opinion" ;


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