purport - vocabulary
The meaning or sense or import, as in the main purport of the article; also the purpose or intent, as in the purport of the trip to Italy.
To present, especially deliberately, the appearance of being something; to profess or claim, often falsely, as in the document purporting to be legal.
In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax, in order to gain credit in the world.
—Angela Carter Nights at the Circus (1984)