1 face seen from the side
ADJ. beautiful, handsome | strong | three-quarter
VERB + PROFILE present
PREP. in ~ The painting shows her in profile.
PHRASES sb's best profile He presented his best profile to the camera.
2 description of sb/sth
ADJ. detailed | age, career, psychological | company, customer | financial, social
VERB + PROFILE build up, construct, develop
PREP. ~ of The data will enable us to construct a profile of the firm's customers.
3 public image
ADJ. 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. | improve, increase, raise a campaign to raise the profile of the city as a cultural leader | lower | keep, maintain | adopt