from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A suffix of Greek origin, forming, from nouns or adjectives, verbs meaning to be or do the thing denoted by the noun or adjective.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- suffix A verb suffix signifying to make, to do, to practice.
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- suffix Used to form
verbsfrom nounsor adjectives, the verbs having the sense of "to make what is denoted by the noun/adjective".
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And although Sarah Churchwell's assertion (A neologism thang, innit, 10 May) that the -ize spelling is "much-maligned (in Britain)" may be true in some quarters, it isn't here at Oxford, where -ize remains, as it always has been, the preferred form.