Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun purport

2 senses of purport

Sense 1
intent, purport, spirit -- (the intended meaning of a communication)
       => meaning, significance, signification, import -- (the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous")

Sense 2
drift, purport -- (the pervading meaning or tenor; "caught the general drift of the conversation")
       => tenor, strain -- (the general meaning or substance of an utterance; "although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb purport

2 senses of purport

Sense 1
purport -- (have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming; "The letter purports to express people's opinion")
       => claim -- (assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar")

Sense 2
aim, purpose, purport, propose -- (propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon")
       => intend, mean, think -- (have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night")

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