claim sth, often falsely; state openly
"She professes organic chemistry"
"The terrorists professed allegiance to their country"
"he professes to be a Communist"
"She confessed that she had taken the money"
"The teacher professed that he was not generous when it came to giving good grades"
"she professed herself as a nun"
"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"
She professed herself much relieved.
出自： F. A. Kemble
Theorists..quick to profess that much..that has been said..is wavering, chaotic.
出自： M. H. Abrams
Abolitionists, such as Belloc professed himself to be.
出自： A. N. Wilson
To profess nothing less than his 'unconditional devotion'.
出自： P. Gay