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verb [intransitive] formal     purport pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepurporting
past tensepurported
past participlepurported
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  1. to claim or seem to be something or to do something, especially when this is not possible or true
    purport to do something:

    This book purports to contain all the information you require.

    be purported to do something:

    Some food supplements are purported to enhance memory.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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