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Chiefly British. variant of -ize:
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See -ize.


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 Unabridged
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a variant of -ize
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see -ize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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ise in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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