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Meaning of academize

a•cad•e•mize

Pronunciation: (u-kad'u-mīz"), [key]
— -mized, -miz•ing.
  1. to reduce (a subject) to a rigid set of rules, principles, precepts, etc.: futile attempts to academize the visual arts.
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