Translation of "purport" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /pəˈpɔːt/ us /pɝːˈpɔːrt/ formal

to pretend to be or to do something, especially in a way that is not easy to believe

They purport to represent the wishes of the majority of parents at the school.
The study purports to show an increase in the incidence of the disease.
The tape recording purports to be of a conversation between the princess and a secret admirer.
noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈpɜː.pɔːt/ us /ˈpɝː.pɔːrt/ formal

the general meaning of someone’s words or actions

sentido general
I didn’t read it all but I think the purport of the letter was that he will not be returning for at least a year.

(Translation of “purport” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)