(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.
To angelicize someone is to make him or her a spiritual person with purity and without evil.
2. To make coarse and brutal; dehumanize: Hostilities in fighting can animalize people by degrading them, demeaning them, or putting them down.
3. To endow a deity, or god, with the attributes of a creature that is non-human: Jane read a story where a divine being was animalized into the form of a horse and later appeared again as a humanoid or a person.
2. To record history in general, as it is recorded in books and other documents: Marlene was known to annalize the historical past of her city.
2. To compile music: Tim's band will be releasing or anthologizing their previous musical albums for their devoted fans.
2. To branch freely and repeatedly: Shirley's nerve fibers arborized properly for the medical physician to see.
The meaning of baptism is not the same for all Christian groups. For some denominations, the sacrament of baptism is performed by immersing the whole body in water, and this is done with mature people, not with babies.2. To give a personal name to someone during the Christian ritual of baptism as some religious groups do when an infant is sprinkled with water: More generally among many church denominations, a baby is baptized during the ceremony by the sprinkling with water on the face of a baby or of an adult, and often with an baby, he or she is given a first or Christian name; in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, which is called Christening.
3. Etymology: from Old French batisier (11th century), from Latin baptizare, which came from Greek baptizein, "to immerse, to dip in water"; also used figuratively; such as, "to be over one's head" (in debt, etc.), "to be soaked (in wine)"; in Greek Christian usage, "baptize"; from baptein, "to dip, to steep, to dye, to color". For sense development, baptism originally consisted of "full immersion".
2. To treat a person in a very harsh and usually violent way: Mathew, a British soldier, said he was brutalized when he was a prisoner during the last war in Europe.
When George was robbed in his home, the robbers brutalized him and forced him to give them the cash that he had.