purport Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “purport” in the English Dictionary

"purport" in British English

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purportverb [T + to infinitive]

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 torepresent the ​wishes of the ​majority of ​parents at the ​school. The ​study purports to show an ​increase in the ​incidence of the ​disease. The ​taperecording purports to be of a ​conversation between the ​princess and a ​secretadmirer.

purportnoun [U]

uk   /ˈpɜː.pɔːt/  us   /ˈpɝː.pɔːrt/ formal
the ​generalmeaning of someone's words or ​actions: 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.
(Definition of purport from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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purportverb [+ to infinitive]

 us   /pərˈpɔrt/ fml
to ​claim that something is ​true, but without ​proof: The ​story purports to ​explain the ​origin of the ​game of ​chess.
(Definition of purport from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “purport”
in Chinese (Simplified) 声称,标榜…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲稱,標榜…
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