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Translation of purport in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/pərˈpɔːrt; pɜːˈpɔːt/
  • [formal] to purport to + infinitive/infinitivo pretender + infinitive/infinitivo a man purporting to be a cousin of mine un individuo que dice or afirma ser primo mío a biography which purports to reveal all about … una biografía que, según se afirma, hace grandes revelaciones acerca de …
    Example sentences
    • The institution of marriage they are purporting to protect is an abstraction.
    • In doing this, the government is conceding victory to the very people whom it purports to be fighting.
    • Clearly she has achieved the good life, but what about the people she purports to represent?


uncountable/no numerable /ˈpɜːrpɔːrt; ˈpɜːpɔːt/

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