verb (used with object), pro·fes·sion·al·ized, pro·fes·sion·al·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), pro·fes·sion·al·ized, pro·fes·sion·al·iz·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM professionalizepro·fes·sion·al·ist, nounpro·fes·sion·al·i·za·tion, noun
Words nearby professionalize
Example sentences from the Web for professionalize
When Parker became chief of police in 1950, for example, he extended the LAPD’s insulation from civilian oversight and professionalized the department by raising standards and bolstering the internal disciplinary process.
When it came to the police, new rounds of charter reform in the 1920s were intended to professionalize the department by removing political influence out of concerns that corrupt police officers enforced the will of politicians.
The personality of many who engage in the work is too ordinary to professionalize any calling.Rural Life and the Rural School|Joseph Kennedy