Definition of purport verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    purport

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//pərˈpɔrt//
     
    purport to be/have something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they purport
     
    he / she / it purports
     
    past simple purported
     
    -ing form purporting
     
     
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  1. 1to claim to be something or to have done something, when this may not be true synonym profess
  2. 2 The book does not purport to be a complete history of the period.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: purport

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