Definition of academicize
- 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
academicizationplay \ˌa-kə-ˌde-mə-sə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌsī-ˈzā-\ noun
- … the chief change in the production of American novels: their increasing academicization.
- —Joseph Epstein, The Middle Of My Tether, 1983