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Definition of Profess

Profess

  1. To make open declaration of, as of one's knowledge, belief, action, etc.; to avow or acknowledge; to confess publicly; to own or admit freely.
  2. To set up a claim to; to make presence to; hence, to put on or present an appearance of.
  3. To present to knowledge of, to proclaim one's self versed in; to make one's self a teacher or practitioner of, to set up as an authority respecting; to declare (one's self to be such); as, he professes surgery; to profess one's self a physician.
  4. To take a profession upon one's self by a public declaration; to confess.
  5. To declare friendship.

Profess Quotations

If a man loves you... he's willing to profess it. He'll give you a title after a while. You're going to be his lady, his woman, his fiancee, his wife, his baby's mama, something.
Steve Harvey

Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
Frederick Douglass

When people talk, they lay lines on each other, do a lot of role playing, sidestep, shilly-shally and engage in all manner of vagueness and innuendo. We do this and expect others to do it, yet at the same time we profess to long for the plain truth, for people to say what they mean, simple as that. Such hypocrisy is a human universal.
Steven Pinker

Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those we profess.
John W. Gardner

But particularly when the media profess to strive toward objectivity, gatekeepers play a crucial role in helping people navigate the news to make educated political decisions.
Eric Alterman
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Profess Translations

profess in Afrikaans is bieg
profess in Danish is bekende
profess in Dutch is bekennen, biechten, erkennen
profess in French is avouer, confesser
profess in Portuguese is professe
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