verb (used with object)
Words nearby purport
Origin of purport
OTHER WORDS FROM purportpur·port·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for purport
Ukrainian government intercepts also purport to reveal Ukrainian separatists acknowledging they controlled SA-11 systems.U.S. Intelligence: Separatists, Not Russians, Killed MH17|Josh Rogin|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Liberals, conservatives say, purport to care about the poor.
In other words, this is a novel and does not purport to solve any of the myriad mysteries surrounding the killing of JFK.
There are photos on the Internet that purport to show you as a teenager, and you look a lot different from the way you do today.16 Questions for the ‘Real-Life Barbie,’ Valeria Lukyanova|Anna Nemtsova|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And too often that means finding the long-term cultural trends that purport to explain why people do what they do.Every American Muslim's Fear After the Boston Bombing|Charles King|April 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I endeavour to give the words used,—I certainly do not deviate from the purport of what was said.
He made lots of other inquiries, the purport of which I could not then divine.A Fortnight of Folly|Maurice Thompson
These were not the words, but these words contain the purport of what he said.Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. II (of 2)|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
He had heard only a small part of the conversation between them, but evidently caught enough of it to divine its purport.The Lost Army|Thomas W. Knox
The lady, who was sagacious enough, on seeing the letter, pretty nearly guessed at the purport of it.Tales Of Humour, Gallantry and Romance|Anonymous