There are 2 main definitions of -ise in English:

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-ise 1

suffix

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 (usage).

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There are 2 main definitions of -ise in English:

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-ise 2

Pronunciation: /ʌɪz/ /iːz/

suffix

Forming nouns of quality, state, or function: expertise franchise merchandise

Origin

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

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