academicize

transitive verb ac·a·dem·i·cize \ ˌa-kə-ˈde-mə-ˌsīz \

Definition of academicize

academicized; academicizing; academicizes
: to make (something or someone) academic; especially : to make (something) a subject of academic study
  • The seventeenth century turns out to be as grand in cooking as in the other arts, regulating, academicizing the rules of cookery like those of architecture, painting and grammar.
  • —Eugen Weber, Times Literary Supplement (London)9 Aug. 1991

academicization

play \ˌa-kə-ˌde-mə-sə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌsī-ˈzā-\ noun
    • … the chief change in the production of American novels: their increasing academicization.
    • —Joseph EpsteinThe Middle Of My Tether1983

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