A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (religious)
a. profesar
The priest was happy after the ceremony where dozens of converts professed faith in his religion.El sacerdote estaba feliz después de la ceremonia en la que docenas de conversos profesaron la fe en su religión.
2. (to declare)
a. manifestar
Lois professed allegiance to the constitution when she was hired to work in the government.Lois manifestó lealtad a la constitución cuando fue contratada para trabajar en el gobierno.
b. declarar
He professed his love for her and asked for her hand in marriage.Él le declaró su amor por ella y le pidió su mano en matrimonio.
3. (to claim)
a. afirmar
Chloe professes to be a relationship coach.Chloe afirma ser instructora de relaciones.
b. pretender
He professed to be opposed to globalism, yet he has strong ties with foreign business people.Pretendía estar en contra del globalismo, sin embargo, tiene lazos fuertes con empresarios extranjeros.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (declare)
a. manifestar
2. (claim)
a. proclamar
he professes to be a socialistse dice socialista
I don't profess to be an expert, but…no pretendo ser un experto, pero…
profess [prəˈfes]
transitive verb
1 (Rel) [+faith, religion] profesar
2 (state) [+innocence] declarar; [+regret, surprise] manifestar; [+ignorance] confesar
he professes a belief in the equality of women se precia or presume de creer en la igualdad de las mujeres
3 (claim) pretender
I do not profess to be an expert no pretendo ser experto; he professes to be 25 dice or afirma tener 25 años; he professes to know all about it afirma estar enterado de ello; to profess o.s. satisfied declararse satisfecho; to profess o.s. unable to do sth declararse incapaz de hacer algo
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