Meaning of PROFESSIONAL in English

PROFESSIONAL

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ consummate , dedicated

She's a consummate ~.

▪ certified ( esp. AmE ), educated , experienced , licensed ( esp. AmE ), qualified , seasoned , trained , well-educated

▪ competent , skilled

highly educated and skilled ~s

▪ real , true

This is the work of a real ~.

▪ leading , senior , top

a top golf ~

▪ independent

The survey should be performed by an independent ~.

▪ fellow

an actor revered by his fellow ~s

▪ industry

workshops led by industry ~s from around the US

▪ business , computer , design , education ( esp. AmE ), financial , health , health-care , information-technology , legal , marketing , media , medical , nursing , security , tax , teaching

▪ golf , tennis , etc.

▪ busy

a manageable read for busy ~s

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NOTE: Professionals

▪ be …  , practise/practice as … 

He is able to practise/practice as a therapist.

▪ act as … 

She is acting as architect on this project.

▪ have … 

The group does not have an internal auditor.

▪ need … 

We need an engineer to design something better.

▪ find … 

It pays to find a good accountant.

▪ appoint …  , appoint sb (as) …  , employ …  ( esp. AmE ), engage …  ( esp. BrE ), get …  , instruct … 

Appoint a lawyer to act on your behalf.

▪ consult …  , consult with …  ( AmE ), get/take advice from …  , go to …  , see …  , speak to …  , talk to … 

I demand to speak to my lawyer!

▪  … acts for sb ,  … defends sb ,  … represents sb (used of lawyers)

an in-house lawyer acting for a major company

▪  … advises

His accountant has advised him to close down his business.

II.

adj.

1 connected with a job

VERBS

▪ be

▪ keep sth

We keep everything ~ at work.

▪ remain

He tried very hard to remain ~.

ADVERB

▪ purely , strictly

He insisted that his relationship with the duchess was purely ~.

2 extremely skilled

VERBS

▪ be , look , seem , sound

Their designs look very ~.

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

▪ highly , truly

He dealt with the problem in a highly ~ way.

▪ thoroughly , totally

▪ increasingly

▪ almost

3 done as a paid job, not a hobby

VERBS

▪ be

▪ become , go , turn

ADVERB

▪ fully

He wants to turn fully ~.

Professional is used with these nouns: ↑ accountability , ↑ accountant , ↑ actor, actress , ↑ advice , ↑ adviser , ↑ archaeologist , ↑ army , ↑ artist , ↑ aspiration , ↑ assassin , ↑ assistance , ↑ association , ↑ athlete , ↑ athletics , ↑ autonomy , ↑ background , ↑ ball , ↑ baseball , ↑ basketball , ↑ biologist , ↑ body , ↑ bowling , ↑ boxing , ↑ burglar , ↑ capacity , ↑ career , ↑ circuit , ↑ class , ↑ cleaner , ↑ coach , ↑ code , ↑ colleague , ↑ commitment , ↑ competence , ↑ conduct , ↑ connection , ↑ cook , ↑ counselling , ↑ counsellor , ↑ courtesy , ↑ credentials , ↑ credibility , ↑ cricket , ↑ criminal , ↑ culture , ↑ dancer , ↑ degree , ↑ designer , ↑ detachment , ↑ development , ↑ diploma , ↑ diplomat , ↑ discipline , ↑ discretion , ↑ distance , ↑ distinction , ↑ duty , ↑ economist , ↑ education , ↑ elite , ↑ environment , ↑ ethics , ↑ etiquette , ↑ exam , ↑ excellence , ↑ experience , ↑ expert , ↑ expertise , ↑ fee , ↑ fight , ↑ finish , ↑ football , ↑ footballer , ↑ fulfilment , ↑ gambler , ↑ golf , ↑ golfer , ↑ guidance , ↑ guide , ↑ help , ↑ historian , ↑ hockey , ↑ identity , ↑ incompetence , ↑ independence , ↑ institute , ↑ instruction , ↑ integrity , ↑ interest , ↑ jealousy , ↑ job , ↑ journal , ↑ journalism , ↑ journalist , ↑ judgement , ↑ killer , ↑ kitchen , ↑ knowledge , ↑ league , ↑ librarian , ↑ life , ↑ link , ↑ literature , ↑ look , ↑ man , ↑ manager , ↑ manner , ↑ meeting , ↑ military , ↑ misconduct , ↑ musician , ↑ name , ↑ negligence , ↑ negotiator , ↑ obligation , ↑ obscurity , ↑ occupation , ↑ opinion , ↑ orchestra , ↑ organization , ↑ outfit , ↑ painter , ↑ partnership , ↑ peer , ↑ people , ↑ performance , ↑ performer , ↑ personnel , ↑ philosopher , ↑ photographer , ↑ photography , ↑ pilot , ↑ player , ↑ politician , ↑ practice , ↑ pride , ↑ production , ↑ psychologist , ↑ psychology , ↑ qualification , ↑ rank , ↑ reason , ↑ recognition , ↑ recording , ↑ referee , ↑ register , ↑ regulation , ↑ relationship , ↑ reputation , ↑ responsibility , ↑ rivalry , ↑ rugby , ↑ salon , ↑ scientist , ↑ service , ↑ singer , ↑ skill , ↑ snooker , ↑ soccer , ↑ society , ↑ soldier , ↑ specialist , ↑ specialization , ↑ sport , ↑ sportsman, sportswoman , ↑ staff , ↑ standard , ↑ standing , ↑ status , ↑ success , ↑ tennis , ↑ theatre , ↑ thief , ↑ touch , ↑ tournament , ↑ trader , ↑ trainer , ↑ training , ↑ translator , ↑ trustee , ↑ woman , ↑ work , ↑ worker , ↑ workshop , ↑ writer , ↑ writing

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