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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Profess  \Pro*fess"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Professed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Professing}.]  [F.  prof[`e]s,  masc.,  professe,  fem., 
  professed  (monk  or  nun),  L.  professus  p.  p.  of  profiteri  to 
  profess;  pro  before  forward  +  fateri  to  confess,  own  See 
  1.  To  make  open  declaration  of  as  of  one's  knowledge, 
  belief,  action  etc.;  to  avow  or  acknowledge;  to  confess 
  publicly;  to  own  or  admit  freely.  ``Hear  me  profess 
  sincerely.''  --Shak. 
  The  best  and  wisest  of  them  all  professed  To  know 
  this  only,  that  he  nothing  knew.  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  an  open  avowal  (true  or  false)  of  some  belief  or  opinion;  "a 
  profession  of  disagreement"  [syn:  {profession}] 

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