Word forms: professionalizes
Definitionsregional note: in BRIT, also use professionalise
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 n] ⇒ ...the possibility of professionalising local government by offering salaries to senior councillors. professionalization (prəfeʃənəlaɪzeɪʃən
) uncountable noun [+ of] ⇒ The professionalization of politics is a major source of our ills.
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