academize

[ uh-kad-uh-mahyz ]
/ əˈkæd əˌmaɪz /

verb (used with object), a·cad·e·mized, a·cad·e·miz·ing.

to reduce (a subject) to a rigid set of rules, principles, precepts, etc.: futile attempts to academize the visual arts.

Nearby words

  1. academicals,
  2. academician,
  3. academicism,
  4. academicize,
  5. academism,
  6. academus,
  7. academy,
  8. academy award,
  9. academy awards,
  10. academy, french

Also especially British, a·cad·e·mise.

Origin of academize

First recorded in 1865–70; academ(y) + -ize

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