AskDefine | Define purported

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purported adj : commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds; "the foundling's putative father"; "the reputed (or purported) author of the book"; "the supposed date of birth" [syn: putative(a), purported(a), reputed(a), supposed(a)]

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English

Adjective

  1. Supposed, or assumed to be.
  2. Normally assumed to be.

Verb

purported
  1. past of purport
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