VCR Lesson 8 Presentation
Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word from the lesson.
To claim; to profess (without giving proof); to appear to be
The purport of the thirteenth amendment was to abolish slavery.
Purport in late Middle English meant "to express" or "to signify."
In 18th century, it changed to mean "to appear to be."
Porto - to carry
To carry the appearance of being a certain way --> to appear to be
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He purports to be an innocent customer with his child, but really he is scamming the shop owner.
(noun form) intent, implication, purpose
(noun form) reality
Choose the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly.
B. It is illegal and unethical to purport false information about food on nutrition labels.
C. She purported her work was done so her parents would allow her to go out that weekend.
D. The biggest purport of the Bill of Rights was to affirm American citizens' civil liberties so that more people would be willing to ratify the Constitution.