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profilenoun

us   /ˈproʊ·fɑɪl/
  • profile noun (SIDE VIEW)

[C/U] a side view of a person’s face: [C] I’d seen her profile on a billboard. [U] A face in profile never looks at the viewer.
  • profile noun (DESCRIPTION)

[C] a description of someone containing all the most important or interesting facts about the person: There’s a profile of producer Hal Willner in "New York" magazine.
  • profile noun (ATTENTION)

[C usually sing] the amount of public attention that someone or something receives: He keeps a low profile and doesn’t go after headlines. She has had a high profile in the world of fashion for many years.
profile
verb [T] us   /ˈproʊ·fɑɪl/
Gilbert was recently profiled by a Washington business magazine.
(Definition of profile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"profile" in British English

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profilenoun [C]

uk   /ˈprəʊ.faɪl/ us   /ˈproʊ.faɪl/
  • profile noun [C] (DESCRIPTION)

B2 a short description of someone's life, work, character, etc.
information about a person's life, work, interests, etc. on a social networking website: You can post your relationship status on your Facebook profile.

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  • profile noun [C] (ATTENTION)

C1 the amount of public attention and notice that something receives: We need to increase our company's profile in Asia. There is a growing number of women in high-profile positions (= positions which they are noticed) in the government.

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  • profile noun [C] (SIDE VIEW)

a side view of a person's face: Drawing profiles is somehow easier than drawing the full face. a strong profile The actor is photographed in profile, smoking a cigarette.
profile
verb [T] uk   us  
Every week in the books section of the paper they profile a different author.
(Definition of profile from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"profile" in Business English

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profilenoun [C]

uk   /ˈprəʊfaɪl/ us  
a short description of someone or something that gives important and useful details about them: a profile of sb/sth The website lists more than 1,000 profiles of small companies. A recruiting firm can view the candidate profiles, but candidates' identities are protected until a job offer appears.a credit/financial profile Homes are sold at higher interest rates to consumers with riskier credit profiles.
the amount of public attention that something or someone receives: The company's high profile helped them receive close to $10 million in state and local incentives. The Federation of Master Builders has been working to raise its profile.
keep a low profile
to avoid attracting attention to yourself: The company has tried to keep a low profile since the controversy.

profileverb [T]

uk   /ˈprəʊfaɪl/ us  
to give a short description of someone or something with important and useful details about them: In her new report she profiles companies with real profits and proven business models.profile sb/sth in/on sth A number of businesswomen are profiled on the careers website.
(Definition of profile from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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