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Definition of profile verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

profile

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊfaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊfaɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they profile
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊfaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊfaɪl//
 
he / she / it profiles
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊfaɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊfaɪlz//
 
past simple profiled
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊfaɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊfaɪld//
 
past participle profiled
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊfaɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊfaɪld//
 
-ing form profiling
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊfaɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊfaɪlɪŋ//
 
 
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profile somebody/something to give or write a description of somebody/something that gives the most important information His career is profiled in this month's journal. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from obsolete Italian profilo, from the verb profilare, from pro- ‘forth’ + filare ‘to spin’, formerly ‘draw a line’ (from Latin filare, from filum ‘thread’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: profile