-ise

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Chiefly British. variant of -ize: organise.

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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

usage note for -ise

See -ize.

Words nearby -ise

Definition for -ise (2 of 2)

-ise2

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

undefined -ise

See -ize
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