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Variant of -ize.


suffix forming verbs
a variant of -ize
Usage: See at -ize


Chiefly Brit. var. of -ize: organise.
usage: See -ize.


a noun suffix, occurring in loanwords from French, indicating quality, condition, or function: franchise; merchandise. Compare -ice.
[Middle English < Old French -ise, variant of -ice -ice]
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