from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make professional.
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- v. To make something professional
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render professional.
- To become professional; behave or proceed in a professional manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make professional or give a professional character to
- v. become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood
If you "professionalize" KMHD, it won't be the same.
In an unusual invitation this month, top executives from the two biggest lenders in the country, Banco Santander SA and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, said they would welcome the arrival of foreign banks to Spain because that would help "professionalize" the sector.
If we are going to "professionalize" our government, we are going to need news sources that help us learn what a truly "professional" political leader should know, what kind of character they should have, and whether those who are best known right now are really the best America has to offer.
The international FHM team working here today, three American women facilitating the work of a Haitian ob-gyn doctor and locally hired staff, pointed out that the goal isn't to "professionalize" the midwife workforce per se -- these birth attendants are primarily trained through an apprenticeship system -- but rather to see how their practices differ from internationally recognized standards facilitating births outside of a hospital system.
Sen. Johnston, the bill's sponsor, said the legislation will help "professionalize" teaching by tying evaluations to student performance.
The myth that poets and writers attend MFA programs to "professionalize" themselves -- to get "credentialed" -- has been proven false.
And by the way, the commissioner has previously told me he'd like to eventually "professionalize" the PIO office, but that hasn't happened yet.
With the US happy to leave the now quiet Sadr-controlled areas alone, al-Sadr used the lull to "professionalize" his militia.
The differences that "professionalize" us are almost to the one differences of canon, which is to say differences in (a) departmental requirements and (b) dissertational focus, which are both external (and largely artificial) pressures designed to make us employable in some traditionally defined department, so that someday if we're lucky we can require future grad students to read far outside their area of interest and thereby justify our scholarly existence.
Second-generation owners usually have a lot more resources available to them and choose to "professionalize" management, bringing in outsiders for the first time to help them.