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  • v  practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about
    She professes organic chemistry
  • v  confess one's faith in, or allegiance to
    The terrorists professed allegiance to their country
    he professes to be a Communist
  • v  admit (to a wrongdoing)
  • v  state freely
    The teacher professed that he was not generous when it came to giving good grades
  • v  receive into a religious order or congregation
  • v  take vows, as in religious order
    she professed herself as a nun
  • v  state insincerely
    He professed innocence but later admitted his guilt

  • Our constitution assures citizens the right to profess or not ot profess any religion and to conduct religious worship.
  • For while outwardly they may profess joy in the spirit of athletic competition, inwardly they all desire the same thing: a hunk of metal around their neck.
  • There are still an estimated 10,000 graffitists on the loose in the City of Brotherly Love, and some people profess to see an aesthetic value in their obsession.
News & Articles

  • Jesus: Doorway to the Father
    A significant percentage of westerners profess to know God and therefore call themselves Christians. Yet many of them do not believe in Jesus or His claim to be the Son of God. The fact is, a person cannot know the Father and be His child unless he or she has received Jesus Christ as Savior and entered into a personal relationship with Him.
    June 20, 2013 - The Christian Post
  • Britney Spears Says Yoga Helps Her Cope With Anxiety
    Joining the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga , and Gisele Bundchen , singer and "The X Factor" judge Britney Spears is the latest celeb to profess her love of yoga.
    June 19, 2013 - The Huffington Post
  • Watch Shabazz Palaces' Video for "An Echo from the Hosts that Profess Infinitum"
    About two years after its release, Seattle avant-rap act Shabazz Palaces have shared the video for "An Echo from the Hosts that Profess Infinitum" from Black Up . Directed by Joris Grelet, it features a couple of assassins-- one holding molotov cocktails, the other wielding two swords. The duo will also head out on a summer tour-- primarily in Asia-- later this month. Subscribe to ...
    June 17, 2013 - Pitchfork

  • Newt Gingrich in Dallas Morning News (registration)
    A growing culture of radical secularism declares that the nation can not profess the truths on which it was founded,Gingrich said.
  • William Galvin in Washington Post
    Even if you believe their assertion that they were somehow naive and innocent and they didn't know, at that point they could no longer profess innocence,Galvin said. "We think there's ample evidence that their misconduct went beyond simple...
  • David Paterson in International Herald Tribune
    This transition today is an historic message to the world: That we live by the same values that we profess, and we are a government of laws, not individuals,Paterson said.

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