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noun [countable] profile pronunciation in American English /ˈproʊˌfaɪl/
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  1. 1
    the public image of a person or organization, and the attention that they get from the public or reporters

    We have done a lot to change the profile of the company.

    raise someone’s profile (=increase the attention they get):

    The entire marketing team is trying to raise the author’s profile.

    public profile:

    They admit that the public profile of some of the team members is not good.

  2. 2
    a description of a person, group, or organization that contains all the details that someone needs

    It’s a history and profile of the Chrysler corporation.

    the social and financial profile of the family

    fit a profile of:

    The buyer of the pick up fit a profile of a guy who was involved in dealing drugs.

    1. b.
      personal details and other information that someone posts about themselves on a social media website or app

      Ensure your child’s Facebook profile is set to the "limited visibility" setting.

  3. 3
    the shape of someone’s face when you look at them from the side. A face that is seen in profile is seen from the side

    She turned his head so she could see his profile.

    1. a.
      the shape of the edge of something

      the profile of the city against the evening sky


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