Pronunciation: ( —v.pur-pôrt', -pōrt', pûr'pôrt, -pōrt; —n.pûr'pôrt, -pōrt),[key] —v.t. 1. to present, esp. deliberately, the appearance of being; profess or claim, often falsely: a document purporting to be official. 2. to convey to the mind as the meaning or thing intended; express or imply.
—n. 1. the meaning, import, or sense: the main purport of your letter. 2. purpose; intention; object: the main purport of their visit to France.