ex·​per·​tise ˌek-(ˌ)spər-ˈtēz How to pronounce expertise (audio) -ˈtēs How to pronounce expertise (audio)
: the skill of an expert
: expert opinion or commentary

Examples of expertise in a Sentence

While the declared nuclear powers have wobbled in their commitment to get rid of their arsenals, the rise of a global black market in nuclear expertise and materials has made the Bomb more attainable for everyone else. Michael Elliott, Time, 1 Aug. 2005
The English magazine The Spectator employs me as "Dear Mary," a so-called agony aunt, in which capacity I have over the years gained considerable expertise in various areas of etiquette … Mary Killen, Atlantic, May 2001
Can anyone out there drive a bloody automobile? By driving I do not mean simply guiding a two-ton lump of steel and plastic along a smooth stretch of macadam, but actually steering, braking, and shifting the thing with a modicum of competence, if not outright expertise. Brock Yates, Car & Driver, October 2001
If a company that spends millions of dollars a year on a fancy advertising campaign to brag about its Web design expertise can't steer a motivated buyer like me to a Buy Now button in less than 30 minutes, then what hope is there for smaller, less experienced retail sites? Michelle Slatalla, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2001
His expertise on defense will help the team. her expertise in legal matters
Recent Examples on the Web Sandra’s wide-ranging strategic and operational expertise is matched by her fierce intellect and graceful leadership style. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Apr. 2024 Studies show that acquiring AI expertise externally leads to big spikes in pay. John Kell, Fortune, 10 Apr. 2024 Speakers will share their experiences and expertise on Spanish-language panels covering street vending in L.A. and soccer as a community unifier with Angel City FC. Cerys Davies, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2024 The Girl Scouts then took their research and entrepreneurial expertise to develop and pitch an idea of how a new Girl Scout Cookie could be just what is needed to elevate awareness. Christina Mayo, Miami Herald, 10 Apr. 2024 With the right approach, companies can leverage the influencer’s following and expertise to achieve new heights of success. Peter Su, Rolling Stone, 8 Apr. 2024 Amidst the current phase of accelerated transformation, one noticeable trend is the increasing demand for AI expertise, even as other tech job listings decline. Ebony Flake, Essence, 5 Apr. 2024 The move will also help Scania tap into China’s technology expertise, either by hiring skilled workers or potentially buying software startups specializing in human-to-machine interfaces or voice recognition, the CEO said. Rafaela Lindeberg, Fortune Europe, 4 Apr. 2024 No7 No7 has been around since 1935, and the near century of skin-care expertise shows. Annie Blackman, Allure, 3 Apr. 2024

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Word History


borrowed from French, going back to Middle French, from espert, expert expert entry 2 + -ise -ice

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of expertise was in 1868

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Cite this Entry

“Expertise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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ex·​per·​tise ˌek-(ˌ)spər-ˈtēz How to pronounce expertise (audio) -ˈtēs How to pronounce expertise (audio)
: the skill of an expert

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