professer

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Etymology[edit]

Influenced by professeur, from Latin profiteri

Verb[edit]

professer

  1. to profess
    Les Grecs purent reconnaître combien le gouvernement républicain, lorsqu'il ne professe pas un grand respect pour les droits individuels, se change facilement en despotisme. (Fustel de Coul., Cité antique, 1864)

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

professer

  1. to strive for; to aspire to
  2. (Christianity, chiefly in the passive voice) to profess (administer the vows of a religious order)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ss, *-sss, *-sst are modified to s, s, st. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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