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academize

[ uh-kad-uh-mahyz ]
/ əˈkæd əˌmaɪz /
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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.

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

Origin of academize

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