tr.v. pur·port·ed, pur·port·ing, pur·ports
To have or present the often false appearance of being or intending; claim or profess: a novel that purports to be a sailor's memoir; an author who purports to have witnessed the events.
1. Meaning that is presented, intended, or implied; import. See Synonyms at substance.
2. Intention; purpose: The purport of the visit was to discuss trade relations.
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