One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Give (an occupation, activity, or group) professional qualities, typically by increasing training or raising required qualifications.‘attempts to professionalize the police are resisted by many’
- ‘The development education fund professionalised a group of activists who now no longer sharpen that cutting edge, and there has been a real loss of engagement with the public as a result.’
- ‘We have been working hard to coordinate, streamline, and professionalize the management functions of the firm.’
- ‘The term ‘graphic design’ took hold in the years after the Second World War as a way of describing and promoting an increasingly professionalised form of activity.’
- ‘Charles said that the current projects are designed to professionalize youth work in St Lucia.’
- ‘There have been much more concerted attempts to professionalize management education, and to base general management expertise in formalized education.’
- ‘This represented a serious attempt to professionalize the military establishment.’
- ‘On one hand, they are gradually desensitized by the increasing popularized and professionalized humanities.’
- ‘I think that it is recognized that there is a further need to professionalize the activities that they are conducting.’
- ‘Auditing was increasingly professionalized and founded on concepts of prudence.’
- ‘Some of the framers did apparently envisage that one day the National Guard and the Police Force would be professionalised.’
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