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"profess" in British English

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professverb [T]

uk   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 toknow all the ​details about the ​case. She professes ​ignorance of the ​wholeaffair, 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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