professionalize

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professionalize

[pruh-fesh-uh-nl-ahyz]
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:
1855–60; professional + -ize

professionalist, noun
professionalization, noun
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professionalize or professionalise (prəˈfɛʃənəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to impose a professional structure or status on (something)
 
professionalise or professionalise
 
vb
 
professionali'zation or professionalise
 
n
 
professionali'sation or professionalise
 
n

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Example sentences
The for-profit model uses technology to de-professionalize academics.
In response to my initiatives to professionalize the college, he engaged in
  activities clearly designed to sabotage the efforts.
Centralize, professionalize, and reform procurement.
Third, supervisors sought to professionalize to distinguish their work from
  that of administrators.
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