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Verb: professionalise  pru'fe-shu-nu,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: professionalize)
  1. Become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood
    - professionalize
  2. Make professional or give a professional character to
    "Philosophy has not always been professionalised and used to be a subject pursued only by amateurs";
    - professionalize

Derived forms: professionalises, professionalising, professionalised

Type of: alter, change, modify

Encyclopedia: Professionalise