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“… player themselves can profess to know …”

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.