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profess

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1 to present a false appearance of
  • professed friendship while secretly plotting revenge

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2 to state clearly and strongly
  • the lonely woman professed her love in a series of letters to the soldier

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3 to state as a fact usually forcefully
  • he professed his innocence to anyone who would listen

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The first known use of profess was in the 14th century

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“Profess.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/profess. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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