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purport

1 verb
     
pur‧port1 [intransitive and transitive]
formal to claim to be or do something, even if this is not true
purport to do something
Two undercover officers purporting to be dealers infiltrated the gang.
be purported to be something
The document is purported to be 300 years old.
purportedly adverb:
a portrait purportedly of Shakespeare

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