profile

noun
1 face seen from the side
ADJECTIVE
handsome
strong
three-quarter
VERB + PROFILE
present
examine, study
PREPOSITION
in profile

The painting shows her in profile.

2 description of sb/sth
ADJECTIVE
detailed, in-depth

an in-depth profile of Boris Spassky and his career

age, career, personality, psychological
company, customer
demographic, financial, social
DNA, genetic
VERB + PROFILE
build, build up, construct, create, develop, generate
write

Margo was told to write a profile about him.

fit, match

He fits the profile of the managers we're looking for.

check, check out, study
PREPOSITION
profile of

The data will enable us to construct a profile of the company's customers.

3 public image
ADJECTIVE
high, low

She decided to keep a low profile until the scandal had died down.

public
political
corporate
VERB + PROFILE
have
give sb/sth

The story was given a low profile in today's papers.

boost, improve, increase, raise

a campaign to raise the profile of the city as a cultural leader

lower
keep, maintain
adopt

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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