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Verb
To convey or express in a particular way or manner
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To claim or profess to be or to appear to be or do something
“Do you purport to represent anybody other than the electrical power companies of the United States?”
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To hope for, or aspire to, a goal or aim
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“You lack the authority to compel the state to spend a single nickel, should you purport to order us to do so.”
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To appear, indicate or signal to be (something)
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“It does purport to be a photographic copy of the carbon copy that was sent to Mr. Williams.”
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To make an assertion without proof
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To carry out a plan with a specific purpose in mind
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To be a portent of a particular outcome
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To make a false show or pretense of
Noun
Plural for the meaning or sense of something, typically a document or speech
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“He observes that the purport of the phraseology is not very clear, and that it may be merely an obscure and mystic reference to the text of the Veda.”
Noun
Plural for the purpose or intention of someone or an act
“The purport of this act is to prevent tinkers, who have no certain place of residence, from interfering with the trade of the braziers and pewterers.”
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