Professionalize vs Specialize - What's the difference?

professionalize | specialize |


As verbs the difference between professionalize and specialize

is that professionalize is to make something professional while specialize is to mention specially; to particularize.

professionalize

English

Alternative forms

* professionalise

Verb

(professionaliz)
  • To make something professional
  • Antonyms

    * unprofessionalize

    specialize

    English

    Alternative forms

    * specialise (non-Oxford British spelling)

    Verb

    (specializ)
  • To mention specially; to particularize.
  • To apply to some specialty or limited object; to assign to a specific use; as, specialized knowledge.
  • (biology) To supply with an organ or organs having a special function or functions.
  • Antonyms

    * generalize

    Derived terms

    * specialty, speciality * specialist * subspecialize * subspecialty, subspeciality * subspecialist * specialisation, specialization