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purport

  

      vb   tr  
1    to claim (to be a certain thing, etc.) by manner or appearance, esp. falsely  
2    (esp. of speech or writing) to signify or imply  
      n  
3    meaning; significance; import  
4    purpose; object; intention  
     (C15: from Anglo-French: contents, from Old French porporter to convey, from por- forth + porter to carry, from Latin portare)  
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purport

  

      vb  
1    allege, assert, claim, declare, maintain, pose as, pretend, proclaim, profess  
2    betoken, convey, denote, express, imply, import, indicate, intend, mean, point to, signify, suggest  
      n  
3    bearing, drift, gist, idea, implication, import, meaning, sense, significance, spirit, tendency, tenor  
4    aim, design, intent, intention, object, objective, plan, purpose  

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