Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: verb

To make open declaration of; avow; declare.

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Usage examples "profess":

  1. The last- named class profess no religion and obey no law, excepting the criminal law when they are forced. - "Roumania Past and Present", James Samuelson.
  2. And you, poor sinner, who know you have not got it- I have more hope of you than some who profess to have it. - "Godliness", Catherine Booth.
  3. But to- day culture is so intimately connected with philosophical speculation that the greater part of educated men profess this or that system without being aware of it. - "The Reform of Education", Giovanni Gentile.