[ pruh-fesh-uh-nl-ahyz ]
/ prəˈfɛʃ ə nlˌaɪz /
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.
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Also especially British, pro·fes·sion·al·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM professionalizepro·fes·sion·al·ist, nounpro·fes·sion·al·i·za·tion, noun
Words nearby professionalize
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Example sentences from the Web for professionalize
The personality of many who engage in the work is too ordinary to professionalize any calling.Rural Life and the Rural School|Joseph Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for professionalize
/ (prəˈfɛʃənəˌlaɪz) /
(tr) to impose a professional structure or status on (something)
Derived forms of professionalizeprofessionalization or professionalisation, noun
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