- 1 to claim that something is true or correct, especially when it is not profess something She still professes her innocence. profess to be/have something I don't profess to be an expert on this subject.
- 2to state openly that you have a particular belief, feeling, etc. synonym declare profess something He professed his admiration for their work. profess yourself + adj. She professed herself satisfied with the progress so far.
- 3profess something to belong to a particular religion to profess Christianity/Islam/Judaism
NAmE//prəˈfɛs//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they profess
he / she / it professes
past simple professed
-ing form professing