transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1856 to give a professional character to • professionalization noun

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  • professionalize — (Amer.) v. make professional, give professional qualities; become professional, give oneself professional qualities (also professionalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • professionalize — [prō fesh′ənəl īz΄, pre fesh′ənəl īz΄] vt. professionalized, professionalizing to cause to have professional qualities, status, etc. professionalization n …   English World dictionary

  • professionalize — UK [prəˈfeʃ(ə)nəlaɪz] / US [prəˈfeʃənˌlaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms professionalize : present tense I/you/we/they professionalize he/she/it professionalizes present participle professionalizing past tense professionalized past participle… …   English dictionary

  • professionalize — pro|fes|sion|al|ize [ prə feʃən,laız ] verb transitive to make an activity or organization professional, especially by paying the people involved in it: proposals to professionalize college sports ╾ pro|fes|sion|al|i|za|tion [ prə,feʃənlı zeıʃn ] …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • professionalize — [[t]prəfe̱ʃənəlaɪz[/t]] professionalizes, professionalizing, professionalized VERB To professionalize an organization, an institution, or an activity means to make it more professional, for example by paying the people who are involved in it. [V… …   English dictionary

  • professionalize — professional ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or belonging to a profession. 2) engaged in an activity as a paid occupation rather than as an amateur. 3) worthy of or appropriate to a professional person; competent. ► NOUN 1) a professional person. 2) a …   English terms dictionary

  • professionalize — professionalist, n. professionalization, n. /preuh fesh euh nl uyz /, v., professionalized, professionalizing. v.t. 1. to give a professional character or status to; make into or establish as a profession. v.i. 2. to become professional. Also,… …   Universalium

  • professionalize — verb To make something professional Ant: unprofessionalize See Also: professionalization …   Wiktionary

  • professionalize — pro·fes·sion·al·ize …   English syllables

  • professionalize — verb 1. become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood • Syn: ↑professionalise • Derivationally related forms: ↑professionalization • Hypernyms: ↑change • Verb Group: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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