Synonyms and Antonyms of profess
1 to present a false appearance of professed friendship while secretly plotting revenge Synonyms of profess act, affect, assume, bluff, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, pass (for), pretend, feign, put on, sham, simulateWords Related to profess 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 of profess affirm, aver, avouch, avow, declare, guarantee, lay down, assertWords Related to profess 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 of profess minimize, understate; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook
3 to state as a fact usually forcefully he professed his innocence to anyone who would listen Synonyms of profess affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, insist, maintain, claim, protest, purport, warrantWords Related to profess announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms of profess abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counterAntonyms of profess deny, gainsay
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