professionalize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/prəˈfeʃ(ə)nəlaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyprofessionalize
he/she/itprofessionalizes
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

derived word

professionalization

 

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/prəˌfeʃ(ə)nəlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]