-ize definition

  • suffix:
    • To cause become or even to be: dramatize.
    • To cause to comply with or resemble: Hellenize.
    • to take care of because: idolize.
    • To treat or influence with: anesthetize.
    • To susceptible to: tyrannize.
    • To treat according to or practice the strategy of: pasteurize.
    • In order to become; become want: materialize.
    • to execute, participate in, or produce: botanize.
    • always form verbs from nouns or adjectives, the verbs getting the feeling of "which will make what is denoted by the noun/adjective".
    • A verb suffix signifying to help make, to-do, to train.
  • noun:
    • A suffix of Greek source, developing, from nouns or adjectives, verbs indicating to-be or do the thing denoted because of the noun or adjective.

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