Definition of "-ize" []

  • (suffix) To cause to be or to become: dramatize.
  • (suffix) To cause to conform to or resemble: Hellenize.
  • (suffix) To treat as: idolize.
  • (suffix) To treat or affect with: anesthetize.
  • (suffix) To subject to: tyrannize.

Use "-ize" in a sentence

  • "And although Sarah Churchwell's assertion (A neologism thang, innit, 10 May) that the -ize spelling is "much-maligned (in Britain)" may be true in some quarters, it isn't here at Oxford, where -ize remains, as it always has been, the preferred form."

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