Related formspur·port·ed·ly, adverbun·pur·port·ed, adjective
Definition for purported (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of purport
Related formspur·port·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for purported
The dollar value of a statistical life in the United States is purported to be around $5 million.
They are also claiming that the purported siblings are not actually related.Couple Sues Over Russian ‘Bait-and-Switch’ Adoption of Disabled Kids|Tina Traster|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One purported ISIS fighter from Canada praised Rouleau and encouraged others to follow suit with violence.
No matter the name, the purported “anomalous primate” has long been the subject of a cycle of stories and skepticism.
But the risks of eating clay outweigh the purported benefits.You Probably Shouldn’t Try to Lose 20 Pounds by Eating Clay|Kent Sepkowitz|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What sane man, reading 'The Faerie Queene,' could think that it purported to depict actual scenes or incidents?The Book-Hunter at Home|P. B. M. Allan
Monstrous as was the plot which it purported to disclose, she could not disbelieve it when ascribed to the two men in question.Manasseh|Maurus Jokai
He spoke of it to Dr. Hedstone; and what purported to be "a copy," in the old Judge's hand-writing, was found.In a Glass Darkly, v. 1/3|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Many of what purported to be affidavits of men discharged from employment for voting were printed for the use of Congress.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming
The second purported to be a report of similar conversations in 1912 between the same officials.The Evidence in the Case|James M. Beck