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tr.v. pro·fes·sion·al·ized, pro·fes·sion·al·iz·ing, pro·fes·sion·al·iz·es
To make professional.

pro·fes′sion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.professionalization - the social process whereby people come to engage in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood; "the professionalization of American sports"; "the professionalization of warfare"
social process - a process involved in the formation of groups of persons
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9) Two of maternalism's principal accomplishments--the professionalization of social work and the enactment of mothers' pension laws--were particularly detrimental to day care.
Increased professionalization in the ranks of developmental educators will be a helpful approach to combating the negative attitudes toward developmental education in the public, political, and academic arenas.
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It was argued that, within the theory of modernization, professionalization appears as a moment in rationalization of society.
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They consider such aspects as a use-centered perspective on sustainability in the American Southwest, institutionalization as a prerequisite for sustainable corporate development, and the professionalization of sustainability.
Changes in occupational allocation, in turn, are much dependent on the relative evolution of educational expansion and professionalization tendencies.
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Prescott argues that society's views of adolescence, issues regarding medical professionalization and specialization, as well as concerns of adolescents themselves all combined to shape the growing specialty of Adolescent Medicine.