professionalize

verb pro·fes·sion·al·ize \ prə-ˈfesh-nə-ˌlīz , -ˈfe-shə-nə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of professionalize

professionalized; professionalizing
transitive verb
: to give a professional character to

professionalization

play \prə-ˌfesh-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌfe-shə-nə-lə-\ noun

Examples of professionalize in a Sentence

  1. The country is professionalizing the military.

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First Known Use of professionalize

1856


PROFESSIONALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

professionalize

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Definition of professionalize for English Language Learners

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


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