intent, purport, spirit(noun)
the intended meaning of a communication
the pervading meaning or tenor
"caught the general drift of the conversation"
have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming
"The letter purports to express people's opinion"
aim, purpose, purport, propose(verb)
propose or intend
"I aim to arrive at noon"
suggest, aim, shoot for, place, pop the question, draw a bead on, aspire, drive, advise, declare oneself, take aim, project, propose, resolve, direct, train, get, take, target, calculate, nominate, point, purpose, offer
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It's weird how people who are the least close to me or who've never even met me purport to be experts on the real me; and then, sadly, there are those who could be in touch with me but prefer to gossip with strangers about me instead.
House Republicans are advancing legislation that would mean more chaos, more families separated, and no benefit to public safety, democrats, and Republicans who purport to want to live up to American values and reform immigration system, should not give one more ounce of authority or one more dollar to this administration.
That's a scheme where institutions purport to be schools, but are really not doing any education whatsoever, any scheme where someone gains access to the U.S. through fraud is also a national security vulnerability.
These excessive maritime claims are inconsistent with international law as reflected in the Law of the Sea Convention in that they purport to restrict the navigation rights that the United States and all states are entitled to exercise.
Here in Wolfsburg, some people purport to know what kind of cars Brazilians, Americans or people in India like to drive, strange then, how some of these cars don't then seem to meet customers' taste.
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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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