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Definition of professionalize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

professionalize

 verb
verb
NAmE//prəˈfɛʃənəˌlaɪz//
 
[usually passive] professionalize somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they professionalize
 
he / she / it professionalizes
 
past simple professionalized
 
-ing form professionalizing
 
 
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to make an activity more professional, for example by paying people who take part in it
professionalization
 
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NAmE//prəˌfɛʃənələˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the increasing professionalization of sports
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