Examples of profess in a Sentence
He professes confidence in his friend.
They profess loyalty to the king.
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Abbott since has had turnover in staff, and Larson professed hope for the future.
Hue Jackson professed faith in him long term but still lobbied for a trade for AJ McCarron at the high price of a second-round and third-round pick.
Just hours after the board professed ignorance, however, The New York Times reported that according to Weinstein’s onetime lawyer, the directors were informed of at least three confidential settlements with women.
Gorsuch’s vote provides the clearest evidence yet that the justice’s professed belief in racial equality is no more sincere than that of the president who appointed him.
Jon Hale/The Courier-Journal LEXINGTON, Ky. — Florida wide receiver Freddie Swain professed ignorance when asked about Kentucky’s 30-year losing streak to the Gators this week.
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.
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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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