Main meanings of -ise in English

: -ise1-ise2

-ise1

suffix

British
variant spelling of -ize

Usage

There are some verbs which must be spelled -ise and are not variants of the -ize ending. Most reflect a French influence; they include advertise, televise, compromise, and improvise. For more details, see
-ize

Main meanings of -ise in English

: -ise1-ise2

-ise2

Pronunciation /ʌɪz/ /iːz/

suffix

  • Forming nouns of quality, state, or function.

    ‘expertise’
    • ‘franchise’
    • ‘merchandise’

Origin

From Old French -ise, from Latin -itia, -itium.