What Does Profess Mean?

(What does the dictionary online word Profess mean?)
Profess means... State insincerely, He professed innocence but later admitted his guilt, She pretended not to have known the suicide bomber, She pretends to be an expert on wine
Dictionary Word: Profess | Part of speech: verb


Profess also means... confess one's faith in, or allegiance to; "The terrorists professed allegiance to their country"; "he professes to be a Communist"
Dictionary Word: Profess | Part of speech: verb


Profess also means... practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about; "She professes organic chemistry"
Dictionary Word: Profess | Part of speech: verb


Profess also means... take vows, as in religious order; "she professed herself as a nun"
Dictionary Word: Profess | Part of speech: verb


Profess also means... receive into a religious order or congregation
Dictionary Word: Profess | Part of speech: verb


Profess also means... state freely; "The teacher professed that he was not generous when it came to giving good grades"
Dictionary Word: Profess | Part of speech: verb

Related Dictionary Definitions for Profess:

What does assistant professor mean?
A teacher or lower rank than an associate professor

What does associate professor mean?
A teacher lower in rank than a full professor but higher than an assistant professor

What does economics profession mean?
The body of professional economists

What does full professor mean?
A professor of the highest rank

What does health profession mean?
The body of individuals whose work helps to maintain the health of their clients

What does health professional mean?
A person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability

What does learned profession mean?
One of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles

What does legal profession mean?
The body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"

What does medical profession mean?
The body of individuals who are qualified to practice medicine

What does nonprofessional mean?
Not professional; not engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or for gain; "the nonprofessional wives of his male colleagues"; "nonprofessional actors"

What does paraprofessional mean?
A trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional

What does professedly mean?
With pretense or intention to deceive; "is only professedly poor"

What does profession mean?
An occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

What does profession mean?
Affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith; "a profession of Christianity"

What does profession mean?
An open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion; "a profession of disagreement"

What does profession mean?
The body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread rapidly through the medical profession"; "they formed a community of scientists"

What does professional mean?
Engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood; "the professional man or woman possesses distinctive qualifications"; "began her professional career after the Olympics"; "professional theater"; "professional football"; "a professional cook"; "professional actors and athletes"

What does professional mean?
Characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession; "professional conduct"; "professional ethics"; "a thoroughly professional performance"

What does professional mean?
Engaged in by members of a profession; "professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"

What does professional mean?
Of or relating to a profession; "we need professional advice"; "professional training"; "professional equipment for his new office"

What does professional mean?
Of or relating to or suitable as a profession; "professional organizations"; "a professional field such as law"

What does professional mean?
A person engaged in one of the learned professions

What does professional mean?
An athlete who plays for pay

What does professional association mean?
An association of practitioners of a given profession

What does professional baseball mean?
Playing baseball for money

What does professional basketball mean?
Playing basketball for money

What does professional boxing mean?
Boxing for money

What does professional football mean?
Football played for pay

What does professional golf mean?
Playing golf for money

What does professional organization mean?
An organization of and for professional people

What does professional relation mean?
The relation that exists when one person requests and is granted professional help from a qualified source

What does professional tennis mean?
Playing tennis for money

What does professional wrestling mean?
Wrestling for money

What does professionalism mean?
The expertness characteristic of a professional person

What does professionalization mean?
The social process whereby people come to engage in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood; "the professionalization of American sports"; "the professionalization of warfare"

What does professionalize mean?
Make professional or give a professional character to; "Philosophy has not always been professionalized and used to be a subject pursued only by amateurs"

What does professionalize mean?
Become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood

What does professionally mean?
In a professional manner; "professionally trained staff"

What does professor mean?
Someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university

What does professorial mean?
Relating to or characteristic of professors; "professorial demeanor"

What does professorially mean?
In a professorial manner; "she behaved very professorially"

What does professorship mean?
The position of professor; "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"

What does Regius professor mean?
Holder of a British professorship created by a royal patron

What does semiprofessional mean?
An athlete who plays for pay on a part-time basis

What does unprofessional mean?
Not characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession; "described in unprofessional language so that high school students could understand it"; "was censured for unprofessional conduct"; "unprofessional repairs"

What does visiting professor mean?
A professor visiting another college or university to teach for a limited time



Pro·fess'

v. t. [imp. & p.p. Professed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.Professing.] [F. profès, masc., professe,fem., professed (monk or nun), L. professus, p. p. ofprofiteri to profess; pro before, forward +fateri to confess, own. See Confess.]

1. To make open declaration of, as of one'sknowledge, belief, action, etc.; to avow or acknowledge; to confesspublicly; to own or admit freely. "Hear me professsincerely." Shak.

The best and wisest of them all professed
To know this only, that he nothing knew.
Milton.

2. To set up a claim to; to make presence to;hence, to put on or present an appearance of.

I do profess to be no less than Iseem.
Shak.

3. To present to knowledge of, to proclaimone's self versed in; to make one's self a teacher or practitioner of,to set up as an authority respecting; to declare (one's self to besuch); as, he professes surgery; to profess one's self aphysician.

Pro·fess'

v. i. 1.To take a profession upon one's self by a public declaration; toconfess. Drayton.

2. To declare friendship. [Obs.]Shak.

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