9 letter words ending in ise

Advertise (v. t.) To give notice to; to inform or apprise; to notify; to make known; hence, to warn; -- often followed by of before the subject of information; as, to advertise a man of his loss.

Advertise (v. t.) To give public notice of; to announce publicly, esp. by a printed notice; as, to advertise goods for sale, a lost article, the sailing day of a vessel, a political meeting.

Afterwise (a.) Wise after the event; wise or knowing, when it is too late.

Air poise () An instrument to measure the weight of air.

Altarwise (adv.) In the proper position of an altar, that is, at the east of a church with its ends towards the north and south.

Anglewise (adv.) In an angular manner; angularly.

Anientise (v. t.) To frustrate; to bring to naught; to annihilate.

Arraswise (adv.) Alt. of Arrasways

Arriswise (adv.) Diagonally laid, as tiles; ridgewise.

Broadwise (adv.) Breadthwise.

Catechise (v. t.) To instruct by asking questions, receiving answers, and offering explanations and corrections, -- esp. in regard to points of religious faith.

Catechise (v. t.) To question or interrogate; to examine or try by questions; -- sometimes with a view to reproof, by eliciting from a person answers which condemn his own conduct.

Coastwise (adv.) Alt. of Coastways

Criticise (v. t.) To examine and judge as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment upon; as, to criticise an author; to criticise a picture.

Criticise (v. t.) To express one's views as to the merit or demerit of; esp., to animadvert upon; to find fault with; as, to criticise conduct.

Criticise (v. i.) To act as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment; to play the critic; -- formerly used with on or upon.

Criticise (v. i.) To discuss the merits or demerits of a thing or person; esp., to find fault.

Crosswise (adv.) In the form of a cross; across; transversely.

Disadvise (v. t.) To advise against; to dissuade from.

Dispraise (v. t.) To withdraw praise from; to notice with disapprobation or some degree of censure; to disparage; to blame.

Dispraise (v. t.) The act of dispraising; detraction; blame censure; reproach; disparagement.

Divertise (v. t.) To divert; to entertain.

Ecossaise (n.) A dancing tune in the Scotch style.

Entermise (n.) Mediation.

Equipoise (n.) Equality of weight or force; hence, equilibrium; a state in which the two ends or sides of a thing are balanced, and hence equal; state of being equally balanced; -- said of moral, political, or social interests or forces.

Equipoise (n.) Counterpoise.

Forbruise (v. t.) To bruise sorely or exceedingly.

Franchise (a.) Exemption from constraint or oppression; freedom; liberty.

Franchise (a.) A particular privilege conferred by grant from a sovereign or a government, and vested in individuals; an imunity or exemption from ordinary jurisdiction; a constitutional or statutory right or privilege, esp. the right to vote.

Franchise (a.) The district or jurisdiction to which a particular privilege extends; the limits of an immunity; hence, an asylum or sanctuary.

Franchise (a.) Magnanimity; generosity; liberality; frankness; nobility.

Franchise (v. t.) To make free; to enfranchise; to give liberty to.

Guestwise (adv.) In the manner of a guest.

Improvise (v. t.) To compose, recite, or sing extemporaneously, especially in verse; to extemporize; also, to play upon an instrument, or to act, extemporaneously.

Improvise (v. t.) To bring about, arrange, or make, on a sudden, or without previous preparation.

Improvise (v. t.) To invent, or provide, offhand, or on the spur of the moment; as, he improvised a hammer out of a stone.

Improvise (v. i.) To produce or render extemporaneous compositions, especially in verse or in music, without previous preparation; hence, to do anything offhand.

Intermise (n.) Interference; interposition.

Leastwise (adv.) At least; at all events.

Loverwise (adv.) As lovers do.

Lyonnaise (a.) Applied to boiled potatoes cut into small pieces and heated in oil or butter. They are usually flavored with onion and parsley.

Mainprise (n.) A writ directed to the sheriff, commanding him to take sureties, called mainpernors, for the prisoner's appearance, and to let him go at large. This writ is now obsolete.

Mainprise (n.) Deliverance of a prisoner on security for his appearance at a day.

Mainprise (v. t.) To suffer to go at large, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his appearance at a day; -- said of a prisoner.

Misadvise (v. t.) To give bad counsel to.

Mispraise (v. t.) To praise amiss.

Otherwise (adv.) In a different manner; in another way, or in other ways; differently; contrarily.

Otherwise (adv.) In other respects.

Otherwise (adv.) In different circumstances; under other conditions; as, I am engaged, otherwise I would accept.

Overnoise (v. t.) To overpower by noise.

Overpoise (v. t.) To outweigh; to overbalance.

Overpoise (n.) Preponderant weight; a counterbalance.

Polonaise (a.) Of or pertaining to the Poles, or to Poland.

Polonaise (n.) The Polish language.

Polonaise (n.) An article of dress for women, consisting of a body and an outer skirt in one piece.

Polonaise (n.) A stately Polish dance tune, in 3-4 measure, beginning always on the beat with a quaver followed by a crotchet, and closing on the beat after a strong accent on the second beat; also, a dance adapted to such music; a polacca.

Quaintise (n.) Craft; subtlety; cunning.

Quaintise (n.) Elegance; beauty.

Queintise (n.) See Quaintise.

Rightwise (a.) Righteous.

Rightwise (v. t.) To make righteous.

Slantwise (adv.) Alt. of Slantly

Slopewise (adv.) Obliquely.

Supervise (v. t.) To oversee for direction; to superintend; to inspect with authority; as, to supervise the construction of a steam engine, or the printing of a book.

Supervise (v. t.) To look over so as to read; to peruse.

Supervise (n.) Supervision; inspection.

Turquoise (n.) Alt. of Turquois

Turquoise (a.) Having a fine light blue color, like that of choice mineral turquoise.

Unmortise (v. t.) To loosen, unfix, or separate, as things mortised together.

Unpromise (v. t.) To revoke or annul, as a promise.

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Mark McCracken

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