-ise

1

Chiefly British. variant of -ize: organise.

Nearby words

  1. -ing,
  2. -ion,
  3. -ior,
  4. -ious,
  5. -isation,
  6. -ish,
  7. -ism,
  8. -ismus,
  9. -ist,
  10. -ista

Usage note

See -ize.

-ise

2

a noun suffix, occurring in loanwords from French, indicating quality, condition, or function: franchise; merchandise.
Compare -ice.

Origin of -ise

2
Middle English < Old French -ise, variant of -ice

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British Dictionary definitions for -ise

-ise

suffix forming verbs

a variant of -ize

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See -ize

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Word Origin and History for -ise

-ise

see -ize.

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