Complete Definition of "profess"

English

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-És|-És

Verb

en-verb|profess|es

#To make open declaration of, as of one's knowledge, belief, action, etc.; to avow or acknowledge; to confess publicly; to own or admit freely.
#To set up a claim to; to make presence to; hence, to put on or present an appearance of.
#To present to knowledge of, to proclaim one's self versed in; to make one's self a teacher or practitioner of, to set up as an authority respecting; to declare (one's self to be such); as, he professes surgery; to profess one's self a physician.
#To take a profession upon one's self by a public declaration; to confess.
#To declare friendship.

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