Definition of Professionalize

1. Verb. Become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood.

Exact synonyms: Professionalise
Generic synonyms: Change
Related verbs: Professionalise
Derivative terms: Professionalization



2. Verb. Make professional or give a professional character to. "Philosophy has not always been professionalized and used to be a subject pursued only by amateurs"
Exact synonyms: Professionalise
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Related verbs: Professionalise
Derivative terms: Professionalization

Definition of Professionalize

1. Verb. To make something professional ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Professionalize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Professionalize

professional tennis
professional tennis player
professional wrestler
professional wrestlers
professional wrestling
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professionally
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professions
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professorates
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professorialism
professorially
professoriat
professoriate

Literary usage of Professionalize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Park Service: Need to Address Management Problems That Plague the by Barry T. Hill (2001)
"... Professionalize and Improve the Training of the Agency's Workforce Options Are Available to Address Problems in Managing the Concessions Program One ..."

2. El Salvador at War: An Oral History of Conflict from the 1979 Insurrection edited by Max G. Manwaring, Court Prisk (1995)
"The Professionalization of the Salvadoran Military Colonel James J. Steele—When I say professionalize or assist them in professionalization, that's not an ..."

3. A.A.S.A. Official Report, Including a Record of the Annual Convention (1898)
"It would tend to professionalize teaching. Professional spirit would become more organic. It would tend to vitalize the great army of teachers. ..."

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