Definition of academize in English:

academize

(also academise)

verb

  • 1with object To bring under the influence or control of an academy.

  • 2with object British Education. Chiefly in form academise. In England: to convert (a school) into an independent publicly run academy. Also without object: (of a school) to become an academy.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From academy + -ize.

Pronunciation

academize

/əˈkadəmʌɪz/