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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.
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purportverb [T + to infinitive]

uk   /pəˈpɔːt/ us   /pɝːˈpɔːrt/ formal

purportnoun [U]

uk   /ˈpɜː.pɔːt/ us   /ˈpɝː.pɔːrt/ formal
the general meaning 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.
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Translations of “purport”
in Chinese (Simplified) 声称,标榜…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲稱,標榜…
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