American English

Definition of purport verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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
    jump to other results
  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

Other results

All matches