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[ proh-fahyl ]
/ ˈproʊ faɪl /
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noun
verb (used with object), pro·filed, pro·fil·ing.
to draw a profile of.
to produce or present a history, description, or analysis of: The magazine will profile the candidate in its next issue.
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Origin of profile

1650–60; (noun) <Italian prof(f)ilo, noun derivative of profilare “to delineate, outline,” equivalent to pro- pro-1 + -filare, derivative of filo “line, thread” <Latin fīlum

OTHER WORDS FROM profile

pro·fil·er, nounhalf-profile, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for profile

profile
/ (ˈprəʊfaɪl) /

noun
verb (tr)
to draw, write, or make a profile of
to cut out a shape from a blank (as of steel) with a cutter

Derived forms of profile

profilist (ˈprəʊfɪlɪst), noun

Word Origin for profile

C17: from Italian profilo, from profilare to sketch lightly, from pro- 1 + Latin fīlum thread
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Other Idioms and Phrases with profile

profile

see keep a low profile.

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