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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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(tr) to impose a professional structure or status on (something)
proˌfessionaliˈzation, proˌfessionaliˈsation n
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|Verb||1.||professionalize - become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
|2.||professionalize - make professional or give a professional character to; "Philosophy has not always been professionalized and used to be a subject pursued only by amateurs"|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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