Definitions English

  • To affirm openly; declare or claim: "a physics major [who] professes to be a stickler when it comes to data” ( Gina Maranto).
  • To make a pretense of; pretend: "top officials who were deeply involved with the arms sales but later professed ignorance of them” ( David Johnston).
  • To practice as a profession or claim knowledge of: profess medicine.
  • To teach (a subject) as a professor: profess literature.
  • To affirm belief in: profess Catholicism.
  • To receive into a religious order or congregation.
  • To make an open affirmation.
  • To take the vows of a religious order or congregation.