intent, purport, spirit(noun)
the intended meaning of a communication
the pervading meaning or tenor
"caught the general drift of the conversation"
have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming
"The letter purports to express people's opinion"
aim, purpose, purport, propose(verb)
propose or intend
"I aim to arrive at noon"
design or tendency; meaning; import; tenor
to intend to show; to intend; to mean; to signify; to import; -- often with an object clause or infinitive
Origin: [OF. purporter, pourporter. See Purport, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pur′pōrt, n. design: meaning: signification.—v.t. (also Purport′) to give out as its meaning: to convey to the mind: to seem to mean—often with an infinitive clause as its object.—adj. Pur′portless. [O. Fr., from pur (Fr. pour)—L. pro, for, porter—L. portāre, to carry.]
The numerical value of purport in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of purport in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
That's a scheme where institutions purport to be schools, but are really not doing any education whatsoever.
To purport that Peter was 'planted' in China by foreign forces is part of a trend by Chinese authorities of blaming 'hostile foreign forces' for domestic grievances.
Here in Wolfsburg, some people purport to know what kind of cars Brazilians, Americans or people in India like to drive, strange then, how some of these cars don't then seem to meet customers' taste.
That's a scheme where institutions purport to be schools, but are really not doing any education whatsoever, any scheme where someone gains access to the U.S. through fraud is also a national security vulnerability.
It's weird how people who are the least close to me or who've never even met me purport to be experts on the real me; and then, sadly, there are those who could be in touch with me but prefer to gossip with strangers about me instead.
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Translations for purport
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- pretender, propósitoSpanish
- tarkoitus, aikoa, esiintyä, esittääFinnish
- prétendre, avoir l'intentionFrench
- brìghScottish Gaelic
- გამოსახვა, გამოხატვა, ჩაფიქრებაGeorgian
- doel, beweren, intentie, van plan zijn, gewichtDutch
- dizer, pretender, propósito, suporPortuguese
- изображать, претендовать, притворяться, намерение, намереватьсяRussian
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