-ize [īz]
[ME -isen < OFr -iser < LL -izare < Gr -izein] suffix forming verbs
1. to cause to be or become; make conform with or resemble; make [democratize, Americanize]
2. to become, become like, or change into [crystallize]
3. to subject to, treat with, or combine with [oxidize, galvanize]
4. to engage in; act in a (specified) way [soliloquize, theorize]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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