English version

-ize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English-ize-ize (also -ise British English) /aɪz/ suffix [in verbs] 🔊 🔊 1 MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONto make something have more of a particular quality 🔊 We need to modernize our procedures. (=make them more modern) 🔊 Americanized spelling (=spelling made more American) 🔊 privatized transport (=bus or train services that are owned and operated by private companies)2 CHANGE FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHERto change something to something else, or be changed to something else 🔊 The liquid crystallized (=turned into crystals).3 SAY/STATEto speak or think in the way mentioned 🔊 to soliloquize (=speak a soliloquy, to yourself) 🔊 I sat and listened to him sermonizing (=speaking solemnly, as if in a sermon).4 PUTto put into a particular place 🔊 She was hospitalized after the accident.
Examples from the Corpus
-ize• his endless sermonizing
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