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     1. vt. To administer the vows of a religious order to (someone), to admit to a religious order. (Chiefly in passive.) (from 14th c.)
     2. vr. To declare oneself (to be something). (from 16th c.)
     3. vt. To declare, to assert, affirm. (from 16th c.)
     4. vt. To make a claim (to be something), to lay claim to (a given quality, feeling etc.), often with connotations of insincerity. (from 16th c.)
     5. vt. To declare one's adherence to (a religion, deity, principle etc.). (from 16th c.)
     6. vt. To work as a professor of, to teach. (from 16th c.)
     7. v. (transitive now rare) To claim to have knowledge or understanding of (a given area of interest, subject matter). (from 16th c.)

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They all profess to enjoy their work and feel fulfilled by it. 
Like a profess ional. 

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