acronymize

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Etymology[edit]

From acronym +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

acronymize (third-person singular simple present acronymizes, present participle acronymizing, simple past and past participle acronymized)

  1. (transitive) To turn a phrase into an acronym.
    • 2013, Michael Billig, Learn to Write Badly: How to Succeed in the Social Sciences, page 89:
      A sole professor, who has failed to attract recruits, does not need to acronymize the creations of their own making. But the existence of a capitalized acronym announces that the world is taking seriously an approach or topic []