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Plural for the meaning or sense of something, typically a document or speech
“There, in introducing and explaining the meaning and purport of Article 2 and having regard to the grave breaches system of the Geneva Conventions, reference is made to international armed conflicts.”
Plural for the purpose or intention of something
“It did not purport to be a notice conveying any such intention on the part of the Secretary of State.”
Appear to be or do something, especially falsely
“It is part of the problem which it purports to address, rather than the solution.”
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?”
To convey in appropriate or telling terms
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