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Overview of verb profess

The verb profess has 7 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (4) profess

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

2. (3) profess

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

3. (1) concede, profess, confess

(admit (to a wrongdoing); "She confessed that she had taken the money")

4. profess

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

5. profess

(receive into a religious order or congregation)

6. profess

(take vows, as in religious order; "she professed herself as a nun")

7. profess, pretend

(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")

Overview of adj professed

The adj professed has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. professed

(professing to be qualified; "a professed philosopher")

2. professed

(claimed with intent to deceive; "his professed intentions")

3. avowed, professed

(openly declared as such; "an avowed enemy"; "her professed love of everything about that country"; "McKinley was assassinated by a professed anarchist") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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