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professverb [T]

uk   /prəˈfes/  us   /prəˈfes/
to state something, sometimes in a way that is not sincere: [+ to infinitive] She professes not to be interested in money. I don't profess to know all the details about the case. She professes ignorance of the whole affair, though I'm not sure I believe her.
(Definition of profess from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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professverb

 us   /prəˈfes/
to claim something, sometimes falsely: [+ to infinitive] They professed to have no knowledge of the event. [T] She continues to profess her innocence.
professed
adjective [not gradable]  us   /prəˈfest/
a professed belief
(Definition of profess from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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