verb (used with object)
Words nearby purport
Origin of purport
OTHER WORDS FROM purportpur·port·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for purporting
A photograph uploaded to social media and purporting to be of the slain teacher showed a man face down in running gear.American Teacher Ronnie Smith Shot Dead In Libya By Gunmen|Jamie Dettmer|December 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Evelyn wrote in 1651 a little piece, purporting to be an account of England by a Frenchman.
They showed a Commission, purporting to have been issued by royal command at Edinburgh, and styled themselves "the king's army."History of the English People, Volume V (of 8) |John Richard Green
Nothing more was heard of our mysterious General until a letter fell into my hands, purporting to be written by his brother Luigi.
I also saw a most elaborate allegorical design with life-size figures, purporting to induce you to buy and try somebody's tobacco.Chats in the Book-Room|Horace N. Pym
Evelina was the first tale written by a woman, and purporting to be a picture of life and manners, that lived or deserved to live.Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)|Thomas Babington Macaulay