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verb as in assert, mean


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Pills purporting to be Viagra filled with printer ink and rat poison.

To support his position, Governor Snyder presented a study purporting to prove the contention.

A photograph uploaded to social media and purporting to be of the slain teacher showed a man face down in running gear.

Why should it be different for technology vendors purporting to offer solutions for end-to-end enterprise systems?

As sure as you and I stand at this moment here, Russia will produce some document purporting to be signed by the king.

Now another document was forthcoming, purporting to have been witnessed, on the same day, by these two surviving witnesses!

That letter, purporting to be from Philip, and directing her to come to Chastel, was surely a forgery!

My son has this morning received from Chicago a letter purporting to come from Stuart and giving the location of that ring.

It is in a small, cramped hand, and you know the one purporting to be from him later was in a big, sprawly hand.

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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to purporting, such as: imply, pretend, profess, claim, signify, and allege.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.