verb (used with object), pro·fes·sion·al·ized, pro·fes·sion·al·iz·ing.
to give a professional character or status to; make into or establish as a profession.
verb (used without object), pro·fes·sion·al·ized, pro·fes·sion·al·iz·ing.
to become professional.
Also especially British, pro·fes·sion·al·ise.
Origin of professionalize
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Historical Examples of professionalize
The personality of many who engage in the work is too ordinary to professionalize any calling.Rural Life and the Rural School
(tr) to impose a professional structure or status on (something)
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