-ise definition

  • suffix:
    • Variant of -ize.
    • Used to develop verbs from nouns or adjectives, the verbs having the sense of “to make what's denoted by the noun or adjective”.
    • Forming abstract nouns of high quality or purpose.
  • others:
    • identify -ize.
  • noun:
    • An obsolete form of ice.
    • A vulgar colloquialism in Scotland and north section of England for I shall.
    • A vulgar contraction for we is, as utilized for i will be, by negroes among others within the southern US.
    • A termination of French source, such as product: in addition spelled -ice, such as cowardice, and formerly -ize, as in hazardize, etc.
    • A termination of some verbs of French beginning, equal to as well as the exact same origin as -ish, like in promote, divertise, franchise, enfranchise, etc. It merges with -ise, equal to -ize.
    • A termination of verbs, even more usually spelled -ize (which see).

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