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profession

pro·fes·sion

profession

 
pronunciation:
pr fe shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an occupation or career requiring advanced training or study.
She decided to enter the law profession.His parents want him to have a profession, not just a nine-to-five job.
synonyms:
career, occupation
similar words:
business, calling, field, lifework, line, métier, practice, pursuit, trade, vocation
definition 2: the body of people involved in such an occupation.
The profession disapproved of his act.
similar words:
association, colleagues, trade
definition 3: the act of avowing; declaration.
Few people believed his profession of innocence.
synonyms:
avowal, declaration
similar words:
acknowledgment, affirmation, announcement, assertion, claim, confession, confirmation, pronouncement
definition 4: an affirmation of faith in a religion.
Our church service always ends with a profession of faith.
synonyms:
confession
similar words:
affirmation, avowal, creed, pledge, vow
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