- to give a professional character or status to; make into or establish as a profession.
- to become professional.
Also especially British, pro·fes·sion·al·ise.
Origin of professionalize
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Examples 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
- (tr) to impose a professional structure or status on (something)
Word Origin and History for professionalize
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