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  Definition of profess
  1. state insincerely; "He professed innocence but later admitted his guilt"; "She pretended not to have known the suicide bomber"; "She pretends to be an expert on wine"
  2. confess one''s faith in, or allegiance to; "The terrorists professed allegiance to the Muslim faith"; "he professes to be a Communist"
  3. admit, make a clean breast of; "She confessed that she had taken the money"
  4. practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about; "She professes organic chemistry"
  5. take vows, as in religious order; "she professed herself as a nun"
  6. receive into a religious order or congregation
  7. state freely; "The teacher professed that he was not generous when it came to giving good grades"
Similar Words: pretend, concede, confess

 

Hyponyms: take the veil

 

Derivational Morphology: profession, professing, confession, confessor

 

 
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