Definition of professionalize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

professionalize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//prəˈfeʃənəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈfeʃənəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they professionalize
BrE BrE//prəˈfeʃənəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈfeʃənəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it professionalizes
BrE BrE//prəˈfeʃənəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈfeʃənəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple professionalized
BrE BrE//prəˈfeʃənəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈfeʃənəlaɪzd//
 
past participle professionalized
BrE BrE//prəˈfeʃənəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈfeʃənəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form professionalizing
BrE BrE//prəˈfeʃənəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈfeʃənəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] professionalize something to make an activity more professional, for example by paying people who take part in it
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: professionalize