1 trained, educated, practised, veteran, experienced, seasoned, able, skilled, skilful, gifted, talented, qualified, knowledgeable, licensed, official, expert, masterful, masterly, master, efficient, adept, proficient, competent, polished, finished:
He is a professional ambulance driver who has to work as a plumber to make ends meet
2 excellent, proficient, efficient, skilful, masterly, thorough, prompt, conscientious, authoritative, businesslike:
She did a very professional job of repairing my car.
3 master, expert, maestro, virtuoso, past master or mistress, specialist, authority, Colloq wizard, pro, whiz or whizz, US maven or mavin, Brit dab hand:
You can always tell when the work has been done by a professional.
committed, dedicated, experienced | real, true
This is the work of a real professional.
| leading, senior, top
a top golf professional
The survey should be performed by an independent professional.
an actor revered by his fellow professionals
| computer, health (care), medical | golf, tennis, etc.
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be, practise as ~
to practise as a consulting engineer
act as ~
She is acting as architect on this project.
The group does not have an internal auditor.
We need an engineer to design us something better.
It pays to find a good accountant.
appoint, appoint sb (as), engage, get, instruct ~
Appoint a solictor to act on your behalf.
consult (with), get/take advice from, go to, see, speak to, talk to ~
I demand to speak to my lawyer!
an advocate, barrister, lawyer, solicitor
acts for/defends/represents sb
an in-house lawyer acting for a major company
advise sb/sth ~
His accountant has advised him to close down his business.
1 connected with a job
He insisted that his relationship with the duchess was purely professional.
2 extremely skilled
Their designs look very professional.
extremely, highly, really, truly, very
He dealt with the problem in a highly professional way.
| thoroughly | increasingly | almost | quite, rather
3 done as a paid job, not a hobby
be | become, turn
He wants to turn fully professional. Latest queries: initiative, attach, integrity, chips, illustrate, summary, cascading, recession, contact, constrain, trend, voluntary, qualified, symbol, category, constant, glorious, minor, valuable, professional,