Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun, adjective

Definitions: (noun) A professional is a person who is paid for doing their job, sport, art, etc. (adjective) If something is professional, it is of high quality, from people who are experts. (adjective) If someone is professional, they are skilled and paid for their job.

Examples: (noun) If your problems are serious, you should get help from a professional. (adjective) The government has established a new professional body to regulate doctors. (adjective) The group offers free professional advice on legal matters and housing. (adjective) After playing amateur tennis for years, he turned professional at the age of 25.

Synonyms: adjectives: skilled, trained, experienced. skillful, (high) quality. nouns: expert, specialist.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 C

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