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Synonyms for profess
prəˈfɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. profess(verb)

    practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about

    "She professes organic chemistry"

    Synonyms:
    confess, concede, pretend

  2. profess(verb)

    confess one's faith in, or allegiance to

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

    Synonyms:
    confess, concede, pretend

  3. concede, profess, confess(verb)

    admit (to a wrongdoing)

    "She confessed that she had taken the money"

    Synonyms:
    yield, cede, confess, pretend, grant, concede, fink, squeal

  4. profess(verb)

    state freely

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

    Synonyms:
    confess, concede, pretend

  5. profess(verb)

    receive into a religious order or congregation

    Synonyms:
    confess, concede, pretend

  6. profess(verb)

    take vows, as in religious order

    "she professed herself as a nun"

    Synonyms:
    confess, concede, pretend

  7. profess, pretend(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    act, make, feign, confess, affect, pretend, dissemble, hazard, concede, make believe, sham, venture, guess

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. profess

    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.

    Synonyms:
    admit, aver, avouch, avow, confess, declare, knowledge, own, proclaim, protest, testify, witness

    Antonyms:
    contradict, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, ignore, repudiate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. profess

    Synonyms:
    declare, avow, acknowledge, own, confess, pretend, proclaim, lay claim to

    Antonyms:
    conceal, suppress, disown, disavow, repudiate, renounce, abjure

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. profess(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    avow, acknowledge, own, confess, declare, affirm, avouch, aver, allege

  2. profess(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    pretend, lay claim to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. profess(v)

    Synonyms:
    acknowledge, avow, admit, claim, pretend

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    manifest, practise

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How to use profess in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    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.

  2. Frederick Douglas:

    The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. . . .If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.

  3. Megan Robertson:

    Picking Pence shows that he maybe doesn’t care about that community as much as he tried to profess that he did.

  4. Jane Austen:

    I pay very little regard...to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.

  5. Corra Harris:

    The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.


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