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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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