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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Profess \Pro*fess"\ (pr[-o]*f[e^]s"), verb (used without an object)

1. To take a profession upon one's self by a public declaration; to confess. --Drayton.

2. To declare friendship. [Obs.] --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Profess \Pro*fess"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Professed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Professing}.] [F. prof['e]s, masc., professe, fem., professed (monk or nun), L. professus, p. p. of profiteri to profess; pro before, forward + fateri to confess, own. See {Confess}.]

1. 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. "Hear me profess sincerely." --Shak.

The best and wisest of them all professed To know this only, that he nothing knew. --Milton.

2. To set up a claim to; to make presence to; hence, to put on or present an appearance of.

I do profess to be no less than I seem. --Shak.

3. 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

profess

verb

1: practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about; "She professes organic chemistry"

2: confess one's faith in, or allegiance to; "The terrorists professed allegiance to their country"; "he professes to be a Communist"

3: admit (to a wrongdoing); "She confessed that she had taken the money" [syn: {concede}, {profess}, {confess}]

4: state freely; "The teacher professed that he was not generous when it came to giving good grades"

5: receive into a religious order or congregation

6: take vows, as in religious order; "she professed herself as a nun"

7: 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" [syn: {profess}, {pretend}]


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