- v become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood
- v make professional or give a professional character to
- John Howard in Times of India
No reason was given for the exclusion of new members, but immediately before announcing the moratorium would continue, Howard said: "Leaders also endorsed a number of measures to strengthen and professionalise APEC as an institution."
- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in The Age
This Status of Forces Agreement will help professionalise the Philippine armed forces, provide new equipment and strengthen our fight against terrorism,Arroyo said.