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-ise1

1.
Chiefly British. variant of -ize:
organise.
Usage note
See -ize.

-ise2

1.
a noun suffix, occurring in loanwords from French, indicating quality, condition, or function:
franchise; merchandise.
Compare -ice.
Origin of -ise2
Middle English < Old French -ise, variant of -ice
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British Dictionary definitions for -ise

-ise

suffix
1.
a variant of -ize
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Word Origin and History for -ise

see -ize.

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