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verb [transitive] professionalize pronunciation in British English /prəˈfeʃ(ə)nəlaɪz/
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present tense
present participleprofessionalizing
past tenseprofessionalized
past participleprofessionalized
  1. to make an activity or organization professional, especially by paying the people involved in it
    proposals to professionalize college sports in the US

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 professionalize pronunciation in British English /prəˌfeʃ(ə)nəlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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