Share this entry

Translation of purport in German:

transitive verb

British English: /pəˈpɔːt/
American English: /pərˈpɔrt/
  • 1purport to do something (profess)
    (be intended to seem) den Anschein erwecken sollen, etwas zu tun
    the purported intention/object
    die angebliche Absicht/der angebliche Zweck
    a letter purporting to be written by the president
    ein angeblich vom Präsidenten geschriebener Brief
    the document purports to be official
    die Urkunde soll angeblich amtlich sein
    the law purports to protect morality
    das Gesetz soll angeblich die Moral schützen


British English: /ˈpəːpɔːt/
American English: /ˈpərˌpɔrt/
Definition of purport in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources