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pro·fess

 (prə-fĕs′, prō-)
v. pro·fessed, pro·fess·ing, pro·fess·es
v.tr.
1. To affirm openly; declare or claim: "a physics major [who] professes to be a stickler when it comes to data" (Gina Maranto).
2. To make a pretense of; pretend: "top officials who were deeply involved with the arms sales but later professed ignorance of them" (David Johnston).
3. To practice as a profession or claim knowledge of: profess medicine.
4. To affirm belief in: profess Catholicism.
5. To receive into a religious order or congregation.
v.intr.
1. To make an open affirmation.
2. To take the vows of a religious order or congregation.

[Middle English professen, to take vows, from Old French profes, that has taken a religious vow (from Medieval Latin professus, avowed) and from Medieval Latin professāre, to administer a vow, both from Latin professus, past participle of profitērī, to affirm openly : pro-, forth; see pro-1 + fatērī, to acknowledge; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·fess′ed·ly (-fĕs′ĭd-lē) adv.

professed

(prəˈfɛst)
adj (prenominal)
1. avowed or acknowledged
2. alleged or pretended
3. professing to be qualified as: a professed philosopher.
4. (Roman Catholic Church) having taken vows of a religious order
professedly adv

pro•fessed

(prəˈfɛst)

adj.
1. avowed; acknowledged.
2. professing to be qualified.
[1300–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin, Latin profess(us) (past participle of profitērī to declare publicly =pro- pro-1 + -fitērī, comb. form of fatērī to acknowledge) + -ed2]
pro•fess′ed•ly (-ˈfɛs ɪd-) adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.professed - professing to be qualified; "a professed philosopher"
professional - engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood; "the professional man or woman possesses distinctive qualifications"; "began her professional career after the Olympics"; "professional theater"; "professional football"; "a professional cook"; "professional actors and athletes"
2.professed - claimed with intent to deceive; "his professed intentions"
declared - made known or openly avowed; "their declared and their covert objectives"; "a declared liberal"
3.professed - openly declared as suchprofessed - openly declared as such; "an avowed enemy"; "her professed love of everything about that country"; "McKinley was assassinated by a professed anarchist"
declared - made known or openly avowed; "their declared and their covert objectives"; "a declared liberal"

professed

adjective
1. supposed, would-be, alleged, so-called, apparent, pretended, purported, self-styled, ostensible, soi-disant (French) their professed concern for justice
2. declared, confirmed, confessed, proclaimed, certified, self-confessed, avowed, self-acknowledged He was a professed anarchist.
Translations

professed

[prəˈfest] ADJ (Rel) → profeso; (= self-declared) → declarado (pej) (= supposed) → supuesto, ostensible

professed

[prəˈfɛst] adj (= self-declared) → déclaré(e)

professed

adjerklärt; (pej: = purported) → angeblich; a professed nun/monk (Eccl) → eine Nonne, die/ein Mönch, der die Gelübde abgelegt hat; to be a professed Christiansich zum christlichen Glauben bekennen; he is a professed cowarder gibt zu, ein Feigling zu sein; a professed love of somethingeine erklärte Liebe zu etw

professed

[prəˈfɛst] adj (Rel) → professo/a; (self-declared) → dichiarato/a
References in classic literature ?
Would a man who wanted to make another a flute-player refuse to send him to those who profess to teach the art for money, and be plaguing other persons to give him instruction, who are not professed teachers and who never had a single disciple in that branch of knowledge which he wishes him to acquire--would not such conduct be the height of folly?
Richard, a professed admirer of the joyous science in all its branches, could imitate either the minstrel or troubadour.
For integrity used doth the one; but integrity professed, and with a manifest detestation of bribery, doth the other.
The pitiable lot is that of the man who could not call himself a martyr even though he were to persuade himself that the men who stoned him were but ugly passions incarnate--who knows that he is stoned, not for professing the Right, but for not being the man he professed to be.
These drawing-room astronomers professed to explain the charred aspect of the moon-- a disaster which they attributed to the intensity of the solar heat; only, on being reminded that comets have an atmosphere, and that the moon has little or none, they were fairly at a loss for a reply.
I could not help asking Reginald if he intended being in London this winter, as soon as I found her ladyship's steps would be bent thither; and though he professed himself quite undetermined, there was something in his look and voice as he spoke which contradicted his words.
Dark and terrible as is this picture, I hold it to be strictly true of the overwhelming mass of professed Christians in America.
The Christianity professed by the Abyssins is so corrupted with superstitions, errors, and heresies, and so mingled with ceremonies borrowed from the Jews, that little besides the name of Christianity is to be found here; and the thorns may be said to have choked the grain.
Furious at his perversity, and especially indignant that he professed to be ignorant of my sex, I retorted in no measured terms, "Besotted Being
You'd better say Alec's great girl," said Uncle Mac, who professed to be madly jealous of his brother.
The merry old soul professed herself immensely flattered by his admiration, and the boys declared she "set her cap at him," else he would never have dared to catch her under the mistletoe, and, rising on the tips of his own toes, gallantly salute her fat cheek.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Information Secretary Shafqat Mehmood gave the federal Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar a piece of his mind during a press conference in Lahore as he professed that the federal minister played facilitator role in looting.