practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about
"She professes organic chemistry"
confess one's faith in, or allegiance to
"The terrorists professed allegiance to their country"; "he professes to be a Communist"
concede, profess, confess(verb)
admit (to a wrongdoing)
"She confessed that she had taken the money"
"The teacher professed that he was not generous when it came to giving good grades"
receive into a religious order or congregation
take vows, as in religious order
"she professed herself as a nun"
"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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Acknowledge, admit, and declare refer either to oneself or to others; all the other words refer only to one's own knowledge or action. To avow is to declare boldly and openly, commonly as something one is ready to justify, maintain, or defend. A man acknowledges another's claim or his own promise; he admits an opponent's advantage or his own error; he declares either what he has seen or experienced or what he has received from another; he avers what he is sure of from his own knowledge or consciousness; he gives his assurance as the voucher for what he avouches; he avows openly a belief or intention that he has silently held. Avow and avouch take a direct object; aver is followed by a conjunction: a man avows his faith, avouches a deed, avers that he was present. Avow has usually a good sense; what a person avows he at least does not treat as blameworthy, criminal, or shameful; if he did, he would be said to confess it; yet there is always the suggestion that some will be ready to challenge or censure what one avows; as, the clergyman avowed his dissent from the doctrine of his church. Own applies to all things, good or bad, great or small, which one takes as his own. Compare CONFESS; STATE.
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From a school in Pakistan to the streets of Paris we have seen violence and terror perpetrated by those who profess to stand up for faith – their faith – profess to stand up for Islam but in fact are betraying it.
Faith is of paramount importance. As a matter of fact, it takes faith to persevere all through hard times, trials and challenges. Moreover, it takes faith to believe that what the future or tomorrow holds in stock is far much greater than whatever the past or yesterday has already offered i.e. it takes faith to acknowledge and believe it is possible that the best or the greatest of good old days or yester years is probable to become the worst or the least of what is yet to come i.e. what is ahead of you. Besides, it takes faith to leap and reap God's promises, healing, health, breakthrough and even salvation of human soul. Yes! it is written in (John 11:40) "if only you would believe, you shall see or receive the glory of God". Permit me to tell you that the importance of faith is synonymous with importance of love and money. Oh! yes, love is also of paramount importance. No wonder the scripture says in (1st Corianthians 13:2) It says "whoever that doesn't love is "NOTHING" i.e. irrespective of your social status, qualification and affluence. For the fact you don't love all and sundry, you are "WORTHLESS" in God's sight. Come to think of money, the scripture says in (Ecclesiastes 10:19) it says "money answers all things and not at all some things''. Obviously that infers, as long as you are still living you can't do without money. Moreover, with regard to faith itself which is the subject matter, the scripture says in (Hebrews 10:38) it says "the just shall live by faith, but if anyone draws back my soul will have no pleasure in him" i.e. the person in question. Likewise, the scripture says in (Hebrews 11: 6) it says, "without faith it is impossible to please God". Now, all of the above indicates, it takes nothing else to please God almighty except faith. Besides, all of the above illustrations evidently signifies, faith is truly of paramount importance. So, if you've been faithless all the while. Hence forth, reawaken your senses and then become and remain faithful no matter what happens. I mean, admit the importance of faith, imbibe it (faith) as your attitude, profess it convincingly and undoubtedly too. As well, live with/by it on daily basis. For, that's just expected of you. ~Emeasoba George.
The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.
Your confession is bound to be your possession sooner or later. Besides, every creation including you is a product of the spoken word of God. Now, that infers you ought to use your mouth positively by professing or confessing positivities/possibilities and not at all negativities nor impossibilities. Listen up, God knows all that you need. But, he expects and demands you to profess them undoubtedly and emphatically over and over again to his hearing or ears until you possess all of them. Yes! even the scripture says in (Psalms 81:10). It says, open up your mouth wide and then he (God) will fill it up with possibilities, realities and goodies. That's just what the scripture says and that evidently indicates, you should use your mouth ceaselessly to confess or profess positivities and possibilities and never negativities or impossibilities. Because, your mouth is equally meant and made for confessing or professing positivities and possibilities and not just only for mere eating or talking. Therefore, come on hence forth dare to seal and solidify your faith with the words of your mouth.
Live out love, don't just profess it. For, true love ought to be more in actions and less in words.
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