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professed

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adjective pro·fessed \-ˈfest\

Simple Definition of professed

  • : openly said or declared

Full Definition of professed

  1. 1 :  openly and freely declared or acknowledged :  affirmed

  2. 2 :  professing to be qualified; also :  expert

Examples of professed

  1. He is a professed enemy of the king.

  2. <a professed analyst of American presidential politics>



Circa 1524

First Known Use of professed

circa 1524



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