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Borrowing from Latin -izare, from Ancient Greek -ίζειν (-ízein). Compare French -iser, Italian -izzare, Spanish and Portuguese -izar. Compare also the inherited suffix from the same source in Catalan, -ejar.
- Added to the stem of a noun or adjective to form a verb meaning “to give something the character of” the root noun or adjective: -ize