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  Words related to profess

Related / Similar Words: pretend, concede, confess

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • confess one''s faith in, or allegiance to; "The terrorists professed allegiance to the Muslim faith"; "he professes to be a Communist";
  • admit, make a clean breast of; "She confessed that she had taken the money";
  • practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about; "She professes organic chemistry";
  • take vows, as in religious order; "she professed herself as a nun";
  • receive into a religious order or congregation;
  • state freely; "The teacher professed that he was not generous when it came to giving good grades";

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    Hyponyms: take the veil

     

    Derivational Morphology: profession, professing, confession, confessor

     

     
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