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-Ize Vocabulary Words

Guess theses vocabulary words that end with -ize.
-ise with British spelling
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First submittedAugust 6, 2014
Last updatedDecember 28, 2016
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Defintion
Word
To cast out evil spirits
Exorcize
To destroy or deface property
Vandalize
To make text look like this
Italicize
To make infertile
Sterilize
To justify an immoral act after the fact
Rationalize
To brown sugar by heating it
Caramelize
To be a customer of a business;
or, to act condescendingly towards
Patronize
To heat a liquid (such as milk) in order
to kill harmful germs
Pasteurize
To vaccinate
Immunize
To speak at someone's funeral
Eulogize
Defintion
Word
To kill for mercy
Euthanize
To shun
Ostracize
To make friends with enemy troops
Fraternize
To treat rubber to make it more durable
Vulcanize
To pass off someone else's work as one's own
Plagiarize
To remove original sin with holy water
Baptize
To spread out a debt payment over installments
Amortize
To turn into a gas
Vaporize
To burn flesh in order to prevent
bleeding or infection
Cauterize
To rust
Oxidize
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level 50
Aug 22, 2014
Ha, another meaning for 'Vulcanize' could be to devastate someone with logic...
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level 42
Aug 27, 2014
Kept thinking marginalize for shun, and never heard of the debt payment one.
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level 83
Jan 3, 2017
Got stuck on aerosolize for turning into a gas.
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level 66
Aug 6, 2017
i kept trying legitimize for rationalize
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level 69
Aug 6, 2017
caught out by the American vs British spelling. Didn't know that Euthanize was the alternative form of Euthanase
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level 69
Apr 5, 2018
That one briefly caught me too.
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level 58
Aug 6, 2017
-ize, my arse! It's -ise
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level 56
Aug 7, 2017
I knew someone would make a comment along these lines. -ize is British English as much as -ise is. Look up Oxford English, it's the style employed by the Oxford University Press (who publish the OED) and it is still used by plenty of British publishers and a few newspapers in the UK.
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level 58
Aug 8, 2017
Thank you clever boy
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level 56
Aug 9, 2017
Lots of clever boys (and girls) on a quiz website! :-)
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level 58
Aug 11, 2017
Yes but I knew you had to be a bloke. No doubts.
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level 71
Oct 2, 2018
And the newspapers who abandoned proper British -ize spelling, like the Times, should have known better.
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level 65
Aug 6, 2017
Nice to see that the "ise" suffix is accepted in each case.
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level 52
Sep 30, 2018
damn... was it really ? here i was struggling to remember to use the zed every time......
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level 76
Aug 7, 2017
Don't think I've ever once heard the word "amortize"
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level 68
Aug 7, 2017
Then you never trained as an accountant, for which I envy you
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level 61
Aug 9, 2017
Or you've never had to take out a loan to buy a car or a home, in which case I applaud you.
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level 60
Jul 30, 2019
Maybe it is related to mortgage. Like mortgagize, but amortize looks simpler
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level 38
Aug 7, 2017
Fraternize means to mingle with, associate with. Since when has it become a synonym for befriending the enemy? - I thought that the term for that would be treason.
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level 60
Jul 30, 2019
You never heard of fraternizing with the enemy? I ve heard it when I was quite young, in fact that might be when I first heard of the word and learned the word fraternize. And I m not even from an english speaking country.
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level 70
Aug 7, 2017
No Belize?
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level 56
Aug 8, 2017
Evidently not
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level 58
Aug 8, 2017
I find that hard to Belize.
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level 56
Aug 9, 2017
Boom tish!!
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level 77
May 22, 2018
nor belise ;)
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level 60
Jul 30, 2019
Why arent the words accepted without -ize like the convention is on nearly all quizzes