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Definition 1: practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about - [verb of communication]

Samples where profess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She professes organic chemistry

(profess is a kind of ...) assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

"He claimed that he killed the burglar"

Definition 2: take vows, as in religious order - [verb of communication]

Samples where profess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she professed herself as a nun

(profess is a kind of ...) make a vow; promise

"He vowed never to drink alcohol again"

(... is a kind of profess ) become a nun

"The young woman took the veil after her fiance died"

(profess has a similar meaning as ...) receive into a religious order or congregation

Definition 3: admit (to a wrongdoing) - [verb of communication]

Samples where profess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She confessed that she had taken the money

Synonyms for profess in the sense of this definition

(profess is a kind of ...) declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

"He admitted his errors" "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"

(... is a kind of profess ) admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error

"the writer of the anonymous letter owned up after they identified his handwriting"

Definition 4: confess one's faith in, or allegiance to - [verb of communication]

Samples where profess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The terrorists professed allegiance to their country
  • he professes to be a Communist

(profess is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

Definition 5: state insincerely - [verb of communication]

Samples where profess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for profess in the sense of this definition

(profess is a kind of ...) assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

"He claimed that he killed the burglar"

Definition 6: receive into a religious order or congregation - [verb of communication]

(profess is a kind of ...) admit into a group or community

"accept students for graduate study" "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"

(profess has a similar meaning as ...) take vows, as in religious order

"she professed herself as a nun"

Definition 7: state freely - [verb of communication]

Samples where profess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher professed that he was not generous when it came to giving good grades

(profess is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

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