professionally - definition and synonyms

adverb 

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/prəˈfeʃ(ə)nəli/
  1. 1
    with the formal qualifications necessary for a particular profession
    professionally trained/qualified/certified:

    a professionally certified accountant

  2. 2
    showing the type of behaviour and skills that someone with a professional job is expected to have

    She hasn’t behaved very professionally, has she?

    1. a.
      in a skilful way

      The whole job was handled very professionally.

  3. 3
    in a way that is connected with your work or career

    Without Nina’s help I wouldn’t be where I am today professionally.

  4. 4
    as a job rather than for enjoyment

    She has been acting professionally since she was 17.