academize

[uh-kad-uh-mahyz]
verb (used with object), a·cad·e·mized, a·cad·e·miz·ing.
  1. to reduce (a subject) to a rigid set of rules, principles, precepts, etc.: futile attempts to academize the visual arts.
Also especially British, a·cad·e·mise.

Origin of academize

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