Examples of profess in a Sentence
He professes confidence in his friend.
They profess loyalty to the king.
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Mateen called 911 and professed his allegiance to the Islamic State group.
Sports reported Sunday that Thomas and the Cavs were targeting early January for his return, but there were varying degrees of denials and professed ignorance on the part of the team and Thomas' camp when asked to confirm the report.
Lee, the child of immigrants from China, was appointed interim mayor by the Board of Supervisors in 2011 after professing no interest in taking on the job permanently.
By inventing Ruthie, Princess Carolyn seems to profess her faith in the idea that a happy and well-defined future can corset an unruly past into order.
Johnson also boasted about being a White House chaplain for presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and professed to have been a peacemaker in Los Angeles during the 1992 Rodney King riots.
Rick Pitino, the team’s $7.7 million coach, professed to be shocked by the allegations.
Word of Prevezon Holdings Ltd's professed inability to meet the deadline for payment came in a court filing in New York's Southern District.
But since taking office, Trump has balked at fulfilling that pledge against dreamers, professing a sympathy for their situation that was encouraged by his daughter Ivanka Trump.
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Origin and Etymology of profess
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsact, affect, assume, bluff, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, pass (for), pretend, feign, put on, sham, simulate
Related Wordsdissimulate, impersonate, let on, masquerade, play, playact, pose; forge, imitate; camouflage, conceal, disguise, mask; feint; malinger
Near Antonymsminimize, understate; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook
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