Synonyms of purport


1. intent, purport, spirit, meaning, significance, signification, import

usage: the intended meaning of a communication

2. drift, purport, tenor, strain

usage: the pervading meaning or tenor; "caught the general drift of the conversation"


1. purport, claim

usage: have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming; "The letter purports to express people's opinion"

2. aim, purpose, purport, propose, intend, mean, think

usage: propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"

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Definition and meaning of purport (Dictionary)