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Webster 1913 Edition


-ise

-ise

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See
-ize
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Definition 2022


-ise

-ise

See also: ise, işe, and I'se

English

Suffix

-ise

  1. Alternative form of -ize used in certain words; see the usage notes.
Usage notes
  • The suffix -ize has historically been used on words originating from Greek. -ise was used, especially as -vise, -tise, -cise, and -prise, on words that come from various roots (usually via French). In the 19th century, it became common in the United Kingdom (due to French influence) to use -ise also on words that had historically been spelled -ize. -ise is also common in Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. -ize remains, however, the spelling used by the influential Oxford University Press; it has also always been the spelling used in the United States and Canada.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Old French -ise, borrowed from Latin -ītia.

Suffix

-ise

  1. Suffix used in loanwords from French to form abstract nouns of quality or function.
    merchandise, franchise

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:English_words_suffixed_with_-ise'>English words suffixed with -ise</a>

Old French

Suffix

-ise

  1. used to form feminine nouns, often denoting a state or quality
    franc →‎ franchise
    cuinte →‎ cuintise