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professionalize

verb pro·fes·sion·al·ize \-ˌlīz\

: to make (an activity) into a job that requires special education, training, or skill

pro·fes·sion·al·izedpro·fes·sion·al·iz·ing

Full Definition of PROFESSIONALIZE

transitive verb
:  to give a professional character to
pro·fes·sion·al·i·za·tion \-ˌfesh-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌfe-shə-nə-lə-\ noun

Examples of PROFESSIONALIZE

  1. The country is professionalizing the military.

First Known Use of PROFESSIONALIZE

1856

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