(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 make public or to call attention to the public.
2. To crush or grind something into a powder or dust, or to be crushed or ground into a powder or dust.
3. To demolish something completely; for example, the storm pulverized the farm.
4. To subject an opponent to a crushing defeat; our basketball team pulverized the visiting team.
Frank tried to rationalize his young son's strange behavior by blaming it on his older son.2. Etymology: from Latin rationalis, "of or belonging to reason, reasonable" from ratio, "calculation, reason" + -ize, "to make, to become"."
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2. To be aware or conscious of something, or to become aware of something.
3. To fulfill a specific vision, plan, desire, or possibility of something being achieved.
4. To translate something into a particular amount of money, usually by selling it.
5. To turn something such as a play or novel into a stage or film performance.
6. To make real or concrete by giving reality or substance to something.
2. To acknowledge someone's achievement; to show appreciation of, or give credit to, another's performance: The players hope people recognize their contributions to the success of this sports event.
3. To allow someone to speak at a meeting: The chairman recognized the representative who wanted to speak to the members of the meeting.
4. To accept formally the independent and legal status of a country or regime: The administration refused to recognize the new military government.
5. To give or award something to a person as a token of acknowledgment or gratitude: The council recognized the soldier's bravery with a medal.
6. Show in some way that someone is personally known: Shirley recognized old friends in the crowd with a smile and a wave.
7. To accept the validity or truth of something: Ivan recognized that he was at fault for the failure of the project.
2. To restore one's strength; such as, changing one's diet to more wholesome food.
2. Etymology: from Latin revolvere, "to turn, to roll back."