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profess - Dictionary definition and meaning for word profess

Definition
(verb) practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about
Example Sentence
  • She professes organic chemistry

Definition
(verb) confess one's faith in, or allegiance to
Example Sentence
  • The terrorists professed allegiance to their country
  • he professes to be a Communist

Definition
(verb) admit (to a wrongdoing)
Synonyms : concede , confess
Example Sentence
  • She confessed that she had taken the money

Definition
(verb) state freely
Example Sentence
  • The teacher professed that he was not generous when it came to giving good grades

Definition
(verb) receive into a religious order or congregation
Definition
(verb) take vows, as in religious order
Example Sentence
  • she professed herself as a nun

Definition
(verb) state insincerely
Synonyms : pretend
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for profess

professors always profess that they know very much about any subject
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