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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  -ize  \-ize\  [F.  -iser,  L.  -izare,  Gr  ?.] 
  A  verb  suffix  signifying  to  make  to  do  to  practice;  as 
  apologize,  baptize,  theorize,  tyrannize. 
 
  Note:  In  the  case  of  certain  words  the  spelling  with  -ise 
  (after  analogy  with  F.  -iser)  is  the  usual  form  as 
  catechise,  criticise.  With  regard  to  most  words 
  however,  which  have  this  suffix  there  is  a  diversity  of 
  usage,  some  authorities  spelling  -ise,  others  (as  in 
  this  book)  -ize. 




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