2 general meaning or tenor; "caught the drift of the conversation" [syn: drift]
1 have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming; "The letter purports to express people's opinion"
- Dutch: beweren,
appear to be claiming
- Dutch: laten uitschijnen, schijnen te
- Dutch: doel, intentie, gewicht
- Portuguese: propósito
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