academicize

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Etymology[edit]

From academic +‎ -ize

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academicize (third-person singular simple present academicizes, present participle academicizing, simple past and past participle academicized)

  1. (transitive) To make academic; to turn or absorb into a formal academic subject. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.