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expertise1

[ek-sper-teez] /ˌɛk spərˈtiz/
noun
1.
expert skill or knowledge; expertness; know-how:
business expertise.
2.
a written opinion by an expert, as concerning the authenticity or value of a work of art, manuscript, etc.
Origin of expertise1
1865-1870
1865-70; < French: survey, report (made by experts); -ise taken as an abstract noun suffix. See expert, -ise2

expertise2

[ek-sper-tahyz] /ˈɛk spərˌtaɪz/
verb (used with or without object), expertised, expertising. Chiefly British.
1.

expertize

[ek-sper-tahyz] /ˈɛk spərˌtaɪz/
verb (used with or without object), expertized, expertizing.
1.
to study or investigate as an expert.
Also, especially British, expertise.
Origin
First recorded in 1885-90; expert + -ize
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  • The passage is evidence for Ovid's expertise and interest in law.

  • The large size and diversified operations of the agroindustrial complexes place a heavy demand upon the expertise of management.

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  • His existence was becoming more and more barren of expertise.

    Royal Highness Thomas Mann
  • Elsie French noticed the expertise of her talk; the intellectual development it implied; the passion of will which accompanied it.

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  • This was a well-calculated and popular step, which however did not make much difference from the point of view of expertise.

    Royal Highness Thomas Mann
British Dictionary definitions for expertise

expertise

/ˌɛkspɜːˈtiːz/
noun
1.
special skill, knowledge, or judgment; expertness
Word Origin
C19: from French: expert skill, from expert

expertize

/ˈɛkspɜːˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
(US) to act as an expert or give an expert opinion (on)
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Word Origin and History for expertise
n.

1868, from French expertise (16c.) "expert appraisal, expert's report," from expert (see expert). Earlier in same sense was expertness (c.1600).

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