An example of to profess is to tell someone you’ve loved them for many years.
An example of to profess is tell a group that you’ve found religion.
To profess one's love.
To profess Christianity.
Origin of profess
- Middle English professen to take vows from Old French profes that has taken a religious vow (from Medieval Latin professus avowed) and from Medieval Latin professāre to administer a vow both from Latin professus past participle of profitērī to affirm openly pro- forth pro–1 fatērī to acknowledge bhā-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition