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

Derived forms: professionalizing, professionalized, professionalizes

Type of: alter, change, modify

Encyclopedia: Professionalize