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verb [transitive] formal profess pronunciation in American English /prəˈfes/
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present tense
present participleprofessing
past tenseprofessed
past participleprofessed
  1. 1
    to claim something, especially when it is not true

    Many wildlife smugglers profess to have an interest in conservation.

  2. 3
    to believe in a particular religion

    In the Philippines, about 85% of the people profess Catholicism.


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