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Chiefly British. variant of -ize: organise.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Definition for -ise (2 of 2)

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

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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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