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Proport vs. Purport: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 5, 2023
"Proport" is an incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "Purport," which refers to the intended meaning or claim of something.

Which is correct: Proport or Purport

How to spell Purport?

Proport is Incorrect

Purport is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember "Pur" as in "Pure," signifying clear intention or meaning.
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Oct 05, 2023
"Port" means a place of entry; "Purport" indicates the entry or introduction to a meaning.
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Recall the phrase "purportedly," meaning "allegedly," which has the same root.
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Oct 05, 2023
Think of "pour" as you pour out meaning, but with a "pur-" prefix.
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Oct 05, 2023
Associate with the word "report" which shares the "-port" ending but with different meaning.
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Oct 05, 2023
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Proport and Purport Definitions

Proport

Proport is an incorrect spelling of . Purport.
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Purport

The general intended meaning or essence.
The purport of his speech was unity.
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Purport

To profess or claim falsely.
The document purports to be official, but it's fake.
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Purport

The sense or significance.
The purport of the gesture was not lost on her.
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Purport

The implication or apparent intention.
The letter's purport was clear, even if not explicitly stated.
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Purport

To have or present the often false appearance of being or intending; claim or profess
A novel that purports to be a sailor's memoir.
An author who purports to have witnessed the events.
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Purport

Meaning that is presented, intended, or implied; import.
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Purport

Intention; purpose
The purport of the visit was to discuss trade relations.
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Purport

To convey, imply, or profess (often falsely or inaccurately).
He purports himself to be an international man of affairs.
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Purport

(construed with to) To intend.
He purported to become an international man of affairs.
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Purport

Import, intention or purpose
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Purport

(obsolete) disguise; covering
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Purport

Design or tendency; meaning; import; tenor.
The whole scope and purport of that dialogue. Norris.With a look so piteous in purportAs if he had been loosed out of hell.
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Purport

Disguise; covering.
For she her sex under that strange purportDid use to hide.
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Purport

To intend to show; to intend; to mean; to signify; to import; - often with an object clause or infinitive.
They in most grave and solemn wise unfoldedMatter which little purported.
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Purport

The intended meaning of a communication
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Purport

General meaning or tenor;
Caught the drift of the conversation
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Purport

Have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming;
The letter purports to express people's opinion
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Purport

Propose or intend;
I aim to arrive at noon
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Purport

The main thrust or substance.
The purport of the law is justice.
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FAQs

What is the pronunciation of Purport?

Purport is pronounced as /pərˈpɔːrt/.
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What is the verb form of Purport?

The verb form is "purport" (e.g., The letter purports to confirm his identity).
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What is the root word of Purport?

The root is the Middle English "purporten."
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What is the plural form of Purport?

"Purports" when referring to multiple meanings or claims.
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Why is it called Purport?

The term comes from the Middle English "purporten" meaning "contain, convey."
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Which preposition is used with Purport?

"Of" as in "purport of the message."
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Oct 05, 2023

Is Purport a noun or adjective?

"Purport" can be both a noun and a verb.
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Oct 05, 2023

Which vowel is used before Purport?

It depends on the context, but often "a" or "the."
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Oct 05, 2023

Is Purport a negative or positive word?

Neutral, but can be negative when referring to false claims.
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Oct 05, 2023

What is the singular form of Purport?

"Purport" is already in its singular form.
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Oct 05, 2023

Is Purport an abstract noun?

Yes, as it refers to an intention or meaning which isn't tangible.
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Oct 05, 2023

What is the first form of Purport?

The first form is "purport."
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Oct 05, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Purport?

Any conjunction can be used, depending on the sentence.
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Which article is used with Purport?

Both "a" and "the" can be used.
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What is the opposite of Purport?

Disclaim.
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Is the Purport term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically to describe hidden meanings.
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Oct 05, 2023

How do we divide Purport into syllables?

Pur-port.
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Oct 05, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Purport?

The second syllable "-port" is stressed.
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Oct 05, 2023

What part of speech is Purport?

"Purport" can be a noun or verb.
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Oct 05, 2023

What is another term for Purport?

Intend or claim.
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Oct 05, 2023

Which determiner is used with Purport?

Determiners like "this," "that," "my," etc. can be used.
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Oct 05, 2023

What is the second form of Purport?

The second form is "purported."
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Is Purport an adverb?

No, "purport" is not an adverb.
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Oct 05, 2023

Is Purport a countable noun?

In its noun form, it's generally uncountable.
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Is Purport a collective noun?

No, "purport" is not a collective noun.
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How many syllables are in Purport?

"Purport" has two syllables.
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Oct 05, 2023

What is the third form of Purport?

The third form is "purported."
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Oct 05, 2023

How is Purport used in a sentence?

"The document purports to be the original, but there are clear signs of tampering."
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Is Purport a vowel or consonant?

"Purport" is a word composed of both vowels and consonants.
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Oct 05, 2023

Is the word Purport imperative?

Not inherently, but it can be in commands like "Do not purport to know everything."
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Oct 05, 2023
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