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profess /prəˈfɛs/ verb
professes; professed; professing
profess
/prəˈfɛs/
verb
professes; professed; professing
Learner's definition of PROFESS
[+ object] formal
: to say or declare (something) openly
: to say that you are, do, or feel something when other people doubt what you say : claim followed by to + verb
old-fashioned : to believe in (a particular religion)