the pervading meaning or tenor
"caught the general drift of the conversation"
intent, purport, spirit(noun)
the intended meaning of a communication
aim, purpose, purport, propose(verb)
propose or intend
"I aim to arrive at noon"
have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming
"The letter purports to express people's opinion"
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How to use purport in a sentence?
The board’s decision could use some clarification but does not jeopardize a company’s corporate responsibility policy for its vendors and suppliers, providing Microsoft Corp or other brands do not control or purport to control day-to-day labor and personnel decisions of the suppliers.
That's a scheme where institutions purport to be schools, but are really not doing any education whatsoever.
When President Donald Trump initiate a conversation and President Donald Trump purport that conversation to be about racism and policing in America, and President Donald Trump fail to include the top three law enforcement officials in an area where President Donald Trump are speaking -- I think that that says a lot, and that causes one to raise the brow.
You can not speak from both corners of your mouth and apply double standards as you purport to speak for women, it is absurd to aspire to do so when your utterances and actions are heavily sexist and objectify the very same women you claim to speak for. And in any case, who said women can not speak for themselves ?
These events late at night, they purport to have a racial justice nexus, but they're not that. They're about violence and criminal destruction. They're really hurting our community and we all deserve better.
Translations for purport
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- pretender, propósitoSpanish
- اظهار نظرPersian
- tarkoitus, aikoa, esiintyä, esittääFinnish
- prétendre, avoir l'intentionFrench
- brìghScottish Gaelic
- გამოსახვა, გამოხატვა, ჩაფიქრებაGeorgian
- doel, beweren, intentie, van plan zijn, gewichtDutch
- dizer, pretender, propósito, suporPortuguese
- изображать, претендовать, притворяться, намерение, намереватьсяRussian
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