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professionalize

[pruh-fesh-uh-nl-ahyz] /prəˈfɛʃ ə nlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), professionalized, professionalizing.
1.
to give a professional character or status to; make into or establish as a profession.
verb (used without object), professionalized, professionalizing.
2.
to become professional.
Also, especially British, professionalise.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; professional + -ize
Related forms
professionalist, noun
professionalization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for professionalizations'

professionalize

/prəˈfɛʃənəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to impose a professional structure or status on (something)
Derived Forms
professionalization, professionalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for professionalizations'

professionalize

v.

1833, from professional (adj.) + -ize. Related: Professionalized; professionalizing.

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