I (avow) verb acknowledge, admit, advocate, affirm, announce, assert, asseverate, assure, attest, aver, avouch, contend, declare, disclose, divulge, hold out, lay bare, lay open, maintain, make a statement, make an assertion, make clear, make evident, make known, own, pledge, proclaim, pronounce, put forth, put forward, reveal, set forth, state, subscribe to, tell, utter II (pretend) verb affect, claim, concoct, counterfeit, create a false impression, disguise, dissemble, dissimulate, fabricate, feign, give a false impression, imagine, make a show of, make believe, pass for, posture, practice chicanery, put a false construction upon, represent fictitiously, sham, simulate III index affirm (claim), allege, annunciate, assert, assume (simulate), assure (insure), avouch (avow), avow, bear (adduce), claim (maintain), concede, contend (maintain), declare, depose (testify), enunciate, palter, posit, pretend, purport, testify

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  • Profess — Pro*fess , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Professed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Professing}.] [F. prof[ e]s, masc., professe, fem., professed (monk or nun), L. professus, p. p. of profiteri to profess; pro before, forward + fateri to confess, own. See {Confess}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • profess — [prō fes′, prəfes′] vt. [< L professus, pp. of profiteri, to avow publicly < pro , before (see PRO 2) + fateri, to avow, akin to fari, to speak: see FABLE] 1. to make an open declaration of; affirm [to profess one s love] 2. to claim to… …   English World dictionary

  • Profess — Pro*fess (pr[ o]*f[e^]s ), v. i. 1. To take a profession upon one s self by a public declaration; to confess. Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. To declare friendship. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Profess — Profess, das Ordensgelübde, welches in einem Kloster nach überstandenem Noviciat abgelegt wird. –s …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • profess — (v.) early 14c., to take a vow (in a religious order), from O.Fr. profes, from L. professus having declared publicly, pp. of profitieri declare openly, from pro forth (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + fateri (pp. fassus) acknowledge, confess, akin to fari …   Etymology dictionary

  • profess — *assert, declare, affirm, aver, protest, avouch, avow, predicate, warrant Analogous words: allege, *adduce, advance …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • profess — [v] declare, assert acknowledge, act as if, admit, affirm, allege, announce, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, blow hot air*, certify, claim, come out*, confess, confirm, constate, croon, cross heart*, depose, dissemble, fake, feign, get off chest* …   New thesaurus

  • profess — ► VERB 1) claim that one has (a quality or feeling). 2) affirm one s faith in or allegiance to (a religion). ORIGIN Latin profiteri declare publicly …   English terms dictionary

  • Profess — Ein Ordensgelübde (Profess von lat. professio = Bekenntnis) ist das öffentliche Versprechen eines Anwärters (Novizen) in einer christlichen Ordensgemeinschaft, nach den Grundprinzipien des Evangeliums und unter einem Oberen nach einer Ordensregel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • profess — pro|fess [prəˈfes] v [T] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: professus, past participle of profiteri to profess, confess ] 1.) to say that you do, are etc something, especially when it is not really true profess to do/be sth ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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