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Definition of "purported" []

  • Assumed to be such; supposed: the purported author of the story. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "purported" in a sentence
  • "Fisher describes the union's offer as a bailout to cover what he labelled "purported losses" by the league that have "never been proven.""
  • "The country McCain purported to put first has a more difficult path due to his ambition."
  • "Indian head $2.50, $5.00 and $10 denominations and, of course, the coins purported to have been fished up from the Gulf of Mexico."