Pronunciation of Pro-Fesses
/pɹˈə͡ʊfˈɛsɪz/, /pɹˈə‍ʊfˈɛsɪz/, /p_ɹ_ˈəʊ_f_ˈɛ_s_ɪ_z/

Synonyms for pro-fesses:

acknowledge (verb)

accede, accept, acquiesce, allow, concede, declare, grant, let on, profess, recognize, yield, fess up, crack, come clean, come out of closet, cop a plea.

admit (verb)

accord, adopt, agree, approve, bare, communicate, concur, confide, consent, credit, disclose, divulge, enumerate, expose, indicate, let, narrate, number, permit, recite, relate, reveal, spill, subscribe to, talk, tell, tolerate, uncover, unveil, make known, bring to light, go into details.

affirm (verb)

assert, attest, cinch, clinch, guarantee, ice, insist, lock up, nail down, okay, pronounce, ratify, repeat, set, swear, testify, witness, put on ice, have a lock on, rubber-stamp.

allege (verb)

adduce, advance, charge, cite, lay, offer, plead, present, put forward, recount, asservate.

assert (verb)

argue, butt in, contend, defend, horn in, justify, mouth off, pop off, press, protest, say, stress, uphold, vindicate, warrant, stand up for, shoot off one's mouth, shoot one's wad.

certify (verb)

accredit, ascertain, assure, authenticate, authorize, commission, corroborate, endorse, license, notify, reassure, sanction, show, validate, verify.

claim (verb)

ask, believe, call for, challenge, collect, exact, hold, knock, need, pop the question, postulate, require, requisition, solicit, take, pick up, HIT, hold out for, hit up, stake out, lay claim to, have dibs on something.

confess (verb)

blow, blurt out, chirp, clue in, evince, finger, fink, leak, manifest, post, prove, snitch, sound off, spit out, squeal, unload, vent, weasel, spill the beans, dump on, level with, humble oneself, make clean breast of, open one's heart, rat on, tip hand.

declare (verb)

advocate, blaze, bring forward, convey, demonstrate, enunciate, give out, impart, inform, pass, promulgate, propound, publish, reaffirm, reassert, render, represent, set forth, sound, allegate, be positive.

grant (verb)

allocate, allot, assign, assume, award, bestow, bless, cede, come across, come around, come through, confer, donate, drop, give, give in, invest, relinquish, sign on, stake, suppose, surrender, transfer, transmit, vouchsafe, agree to, go along with, sign off on, consent to, shake on, gift with, give the nod, give thumbs-up.

intimate (verb)

air, allude, connote, express, hint, imply, infer, insinuate, make noise, remind, spring, utter, voice, warn, drop a hint, let cat out of bag, let it be known.

maintain (verb)

back, champion, correct, emphasize, persist, rectify, report, right, stand by, fight for, plead for.

pose (verb)

act, affect, attitudinize, grandstand, impersonate, masquerade, pass off, peacock, playact, posture, put on airs, sham, make believe, show off, put up a front, make out like, strike an attitude, take off as.

predicate (verb)

base, establish, rest.

pretend (verb)

beguile, bluff, cheat, counterfeit, cozen, deceive, delude, dissimulate, dupe, fish, fool, fudge, hoodwink, jazz, jive, lay claim, malinger, mislead, simulate, stonewall, whitewash, put on, fake out, sucker, be deceitful, be hypocritical, claim falsely, pass oneself off as, shuck and jive.

proclaim (verb)

annunciate, blast, blazon, broadcast, call, circulate, disseminate, evidence, exhibit, expound, herald, illustrate, mark, shout out, trumpet, ventilate, Ostend, get on a soapbox, pass the word, shoot off mouth, spread it around.

profess (verb)

acknowledge, admit, affirm, allege, announce, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, certify, claim, come out, confess, confirm, croon, depose, dissemble, fake, feign, maintain, make out, open up, own, predicate, pretend, proclaim, purport, sing, soapbox, spiel, spout, state, stump, vouch, Constate, own up, talk big, act as if, blow hot air, cross heart, get off chest, get on soapbox, say so, swear on bible, swear up and down.

promise (verb)

affiance, answer for, assent, bargain, betroth, bind, commit, compact, contract, covenant, engage, ensure, espouse, hock, insure, live up to, mortgage, obligate, pawn, pledge, plight, secure, stipulate, string along, subscribe, undertake, underwrite, vow, take an oath.

protest (verb)

buck, combat, cry out, demur, disagree, except, expostulate, fight, holler, howl, kick, object, oppose, rebel, remonstrate, resist, revolt, squawk, take exception, make a stink, inveigh against, thumbs down, back-talk, be against, be displeased by, put up a fight, say no.

purport (verb)

betoken, denote, import, intend, signify, suggest, point to, pose as.

teach (verb)

advise, brainwash, brief, catechize, coach, cram, develop, direct, discipline, drill, edify, enlighten, exercise, explain, fit, form, ground, guide, imbue, implant, inculcate, indoctrinate, initiate, instruct, interpret, lecture, nurture, polish up, prepare, rear, school, sharpen, train, tutor, break in, pound into, give instruction, give lessons, give the facts, improve mind, open eyes, show the ropes.

vouch (verb)

avert, cosign, get behind, sponsor, substantiate, support, put forth, sign for, swear to, bear testimony, act as a witness, attest to, be responsible for, give an affidavit.

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