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English definition of “profile”


verb [T]     /ˈprəʊfaɪl/
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 verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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