HyperDic: purport

English > 4 senses of the word purport:
VERBcommunicationpurporthave the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming
cognitionpurport, aim, purpose, proposepropose or intend
NOUNcommunicationpurport, intent, spiritthe intended meaning / meaning of a communication
cognitionpurport, driftthe pervading meaning / meaning or tenor
purport > pronunciation
Soundsperpao'rt; per'pao.rt
Rhymesabort ... wart: 48 rhymes with aort...
English > purport: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe intended meaning / meaning of a communication.
Synonymsintent, spirit
Broadermeaning, significance, signification, importThe message that is intended or expressed or signified
Spanishintención, significado
Catalanintenció
Verbspurportpropose or intend
English > purport: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe pervading meaning / meaning or tenor.
Synonymdrift
Broadertenor, strainThe general meaning / meaning or substance of an utterance
Spanishpropósito, sentido, significado
English > purport: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningHave the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey purport to move
Example"The letter purports to express people's opinion"
Broaderclaimassert or affirm strongly
Spanishpretender
English > purport: 4 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningPropose or intend.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymsaim, purpose, propose
Broaderintend, mean, thinkhave in mind as a purpose
Spanishaspirar, proponer
Catalanaspirar
Nounspurportthe intended meaning / meaning of a communication

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