-ise

-ise

1
Chiefly British. variant of -ize: organise.

See -ize.
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-ise

2
a noun suffix, occurring in loanwords from French, indicating quality, condition, or function: franchise; merchandise.
Compare -ice.


Origin:
Middle English < Old French -ise, variant of -ice

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-ise
 
suffix forming verbs
a variant of -ize
 

-ize or -ise
 
suffix forming verbs
1.  to cause to become, resemble, or agree with: legalize
2.  to become; change into: crystallize
3.  to affect in a specified way; subject to: hypnotize
4.  to act according to some practice, principle, policy, etc: economize
 
usage  In Britain and the US -ize is the preferred ending for many verbs, but -ise is equally acceptable in British English. Certain words (chiefly those not formed by adding the suffix to an existing word) are, however, always spelt with -ise in both Britain and the US: advertise, revise
 
-ise or -ise
 
suffix forming verbs
 
usage  In Britain and the US -ize is the preferred ending for many verbs, but -ise is equally acceptable in British English. Certain words (chiefly those not formed by adding the suffix to an existing word) are, however, always spelt with -ise in both Britain and the US: advertise, revise

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