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Synonyms for purport

Synonyms for purport

the gist of a specific action or situation

the general sense or significance, as of an action or statement

the thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse

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the intended meaning of a communication

the pervading meaning or tenor

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have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming

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propose or intend

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The French general smiled, as Duncan gave him the purport of this reply, and observed:
Duncan caught the letter from the ground, and without apology for the liberty he took, he read at a glance its cruel purport.
Phoebe went accordingly, but perplexed herself, meanwhile, with queries as to the purport of the scene which she had just witnessed, and also whether judges, clergymen, and other characters of that eminent stamp and respectability, could really, in any single instance, be otherwise than just and upright men.
The feeling that it so evidently manifested, rather than the direct purport of the words, caused it to vibrate within all hearts, and brought the listeners into one accord of sympathy.
The letter then which arrived at the end of the preceding chapter was from Mr Allworthy, and the purport of it was, his intention to come immediately to town, with his nephew Blifil, and a desire to be accommodated with his usual lodgings, which were the first floor for himself, and the second for his nephew.
I should not have understood the purport of this book had not Felix, in reading it, given very minute explanations.
Fyne had to explain the full purport of the intelligence to Mrs.
He was no great reader of morning papers, and even had he seen the news it is very likely he would not have understood its real purport.
I certainly have been misunderstanding you, if you feel in doubt as to the purport of your answer.
The title means 'The Tailor Retailored,' and the book purports to be an account of the life of a certain mysterious German, Professor Teufelsdrockh
Which suggests to me that Catholic politicians purporting to serve God while supporting death-dealing legislation are suffering a self-imposed, self-sustaining blindness to truth and to its consequences--not only for themselves but for their constituents whose welfare they purport to care so much about.
Virginia Delegate David Albo (R-Springfield), one of the bill's sponsors, denies this is the case, saying the law voids only contracts that purport to form marriages.
The bogus letters we have seen to date have used FSA headed notepaper and purport to be from an agency official by the name of Mrs J Brown.
Thus, how environmental health researchers respond to community concerns has a direct influence on the development of long-term relationships between scientists and the communities they purport to serve through their research.
He does tell us, with no evident slyness, that "ecphrastic poems purport to speak up for the silent picture, to make it speak out in some way.