profess (v.) Old form(s): professe, Profest
declare, avow, affirm
H8 II.iv.84.2[Wolsey to Queen Katherine] I do profess / You speak not like yourself
KL I.i.72[Regan to Lear] I profess / Myself an enemy to all other joys
MM IV.ii.97[Provost to disguised Duke, of a countermand] Lord Angelo hath to the public ear / Professed the contrary
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