Thursday, 4th June 2015

by Joshua Gaskell

Unobsolete: an occasional column devoted to tracking social and lexical change with reference to words, phrases and definitions in the OED that are labelled ‘Obs.’ but are now unobsolescing:

Academize, v.

Pronunciation: /əˈkadəmʌɪz/
Etymology:  < academy n. + -ize suffix.

To form an academy. Obs. rare.

Derivatives: academization n.