(Latin: a suffix; to act in a certain way; to treat in a certain way; to make into; to treat with; to do; to make; to cause)
These word entries are just a small listing of the many words that exist with the -ize endings; so, be aware that there are many more words with this suffix which exist in this lexicon.
Another closely related suffix family with the same meanings, but a different spelling, is located at this -ise unit.
2. To authorize a certain amount of stocks and bonds in the corporate charter of.
3. To issue stock as a dividend, thereby capitalizing retained earnings, or as settlement of an unpaid arrearage of preferred dividends.
4. In accounting, to set up (expenditures); such as, business assets in the books of account instead of treating as an expense.
5. To supply with capital.
6. To estimate the value of (a stock or an enterprise).
7. To use debt or budgeted expenditures as capital for development.
2. To canvass or to take a poll using a questionnaire.
2. To make more concerned, fair, and reasonable: Dr. Anderson is a new doctor who has been civilizing the treatment of patients with mental illnesses.
3. To guide or to help others to have a more highly organized and more modern way of living: The missionaries were convinced that it was their responsibility to civilize the natives who lived in the jungle so they could improve their lives.
2. To migrate to and settle in; occupy as a colony.
3. To resettle or confine (people) in or as if in a colony.
4. To settle in a colony or colonies.
2. To judge disapprovingly; find fault (with); censure.
2. To eliminate the military character of a zone.
3. To prohibit military forces or installations in an area.
4. To replace military control with civilian control.
2. To lose mineral content or to become demineralized.