Definition of academicize in English:

academicize

(also academicise)

verb

  • 1Depreciative, rare no object To engage in academic discourse, thought, or analysis. Usually somewhat depreciative. rare.

  • 2with object To make academic, or more academic, in character.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Interpretation of Composition between University & King's College. From academic + -ize.

Pronunciation:

academicize

/ˌakəˈdɛmɪsʌɪz/