Synonyms and Antonyms of profess
1 to present a false appearance of <professed friendship while secretly plotting revenge> Synonyms act, affect, assume, bluff, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, pass (for), pretend, feign, put on, sham, simulateRelated Words dissimulate, impersonate, let on, masquerade, play, playact, pose; forge, imitate; camouflage, conceal, disguise, mask; feint; malinger
2 to state clearly and strongly <the lonely woman professed her love in a series of letters to the soldier> Synonyms affirm, aver, avouch, avow, declare, guarantee, lay down, assertRelated Words advance, advertise, boost, plug, promote, publicize; announce, blaze, call, proclaim, pronounce, say; accent, accentuate, emphasize, stress, underline, underscore; advocate, champion, defend, espouse, support, uphold; assure, convince, persuade; explain, justify, rationalize; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms minimize, understate; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook
3 to state as a fact usually forcefully <he professed his innocence to anyone who would listen> Synonyms affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, insist, maintain, claim, protest, purport, warrantRelated Words announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counterAntonyms deny, gainsay
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