Synonyms for (verb) profess

Synonyms: pretend, profess

Definition: state insincerely

Usage: He professed innocence but later admitted his guilt; She pretended not to have known the suicide bomber; She pretends to be an expert on wine

Similar words: claim

Definition: assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

Usage: He claimed that he killed the burglar


Synonyms: profess

Definition: confess one's faith in, or allegiance to

Usage: The terrorists professed allegiance to their country; he professes to be a Communist

Similar words: declare

Definition: state emphatically and authoritatively

Usage: He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with


Synonyms: profess, concede, confess

Definition: admit (to a wrongdoing)

Usage: She confessed that she had taken the money

Similar words: admit, acknowledge

Definition: declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

Usage: He admitted his errors; She acknowledged that she might have forgotten


Synonyms: profess

Definition: practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about

Usage: She professes organic chemistry

Similar words: claim

Definition: assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

Usage: He claimed that he killed the burglar


Synonyms: profess

Definition: take vows, as in religious order

Usage: she professed herself as a nun

Similar words: vow

Definition: make a vow; promise

Usage: He vowed never to drink alcohol again


Synonyms: profess

Definition: receive into a religious order or congregation

Similar words: accept, admit, take, take on

Definition: admit into a group or community

Usage: accept students for graduate study; We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member


Synonyms: profess

Definition: state freely

Usage: The teacher professed that he was not generous when it came to giving good grades

Similar words: declare

Definition: state emphatically and authoritatively

Usage: He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with