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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The pervading meaning or tenor; The intended meaning of a communication v. - Propose or intend; Have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming.

Usage examples (36)
  • I do not purport to be any kind of expert on Austin music.
  • Not a penny of it has reached the contracted artists the labels purport to represent.
  • While the labels purport to "help customers find their stores 'healthiest foods," Stier reminds us,
  • Whether it be compounded Cai-Ait, Cai-Atis, or Cai-Ades, the purport is the same. for more
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