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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. profess

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. professverb

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

    "She professes organic chemistry"

    confess, concede, pretend

  2. professverb

    confess one's faith in, or allegiance to

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

    confess, concede, pretend

  3. concede, profess, confessverb

    admit (to a wrongdoing)

    "She confessed that she had taken the money"

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

  4. professverb

    state freely

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

    confess, concede, pretend

  5. professverb

    receive into a religious order or congregation

    confess, concede, pretend

  6. professverb

    take vows, as in religious order

    "she professed herself as a nun"

    confess, concede, pretend

  7. profess, pretendverb

    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"

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. professverb

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

  2. professverb

    pretend, lay claim to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. professverb

    acknowledge, avow, admit, claim, pretend

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "profess":

    manifest, practise

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  1. President Obama:

    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.

  2. Morgan Potter:

    Our pitch to clients is that it is not about being all things to all people, we profess to be experts with international and Asian ETFs.

  3. Norman Siegel:

    You would expect something like that from someone in government who didn’t profess to be for peaceful protests.

  4. Megan Robertson:

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

  5. Yancey Strickler:

    When I talk to my peer CEOs and other entrepreneurs, the sort of vision we lay out here and the ideas we profess, these are not crazily unique perspectives. I hear them from a lot of other CEOs and entrepreneurs, my hope is a future where it is not news when somebody becomes a PBC [public benefit company] -- it’s actually very typical.

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