how to pronounce profess


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profess is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of profess in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and monarchs who profess belief in …”

meanings of profess


  1. To declare one's adherence to (a religion, deity, principle etc.).
  2. To declare oneself (to be something).
  3. To claim to have knowledge or understanding of (a given area of interest, subject matter).
  4. To administer the vows of a religious order to (someone); to admit to a religious order. (Chiefly in passive.).
  5. To declare; to assert, affirm.
  6. To make a claim (to be something); to lay claim to (a given quality, feeling etc.), often with connotations of insincerity.
  7. To work as a professor of; to teach.

profess frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word profess occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics profess can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that profess can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

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