9 letter words ending in ize

Actualize (v. t.) To make actual; to realize in action.

Alchemize (v. t.) To change by alchemy; to transmute.

Aluminize (v. t.) To treat or impregnate with alum; to alum.

Analogize (v. i.) To employ, or reason by, analogy.

Anarchize (v. t.) To reduce to anarchy.

Anatomize (v. t.) To dissect; to cut in pieces, as an animal vegetable body, for the purpose of displaying or examining the structure and use of the several parts.

Anatomize (v. t.) To discriminate minutely or carefully; to analyze.

Anglicize (v. t.) To make English; to English; to anglify; render conformable to the English idiom, or to English analogies.

Animalize (v. t.) To endow with the properties of an animal; to represent in animal form.

Animalize (v. t.) To convert into animal matter by the processes of assimilation.

Animalize (v. t.) To render animal or sentient; to reduce to the state of a lower animal; to sensualize.

Apologize (v. i.) To make an apology or defense.

Apologize (v. i.) To make an apology or excuse; to make acknowledgment of some fault or offense, with expression of regret for it, by way of amends; -- with for; as, my correspondent apologized for not answering my letter.

Apologize (v. t.) To defend.

Aromatize (v. t.) To impregnate with aroma; to render aromatic; to give a spicy scent or taste to; to perfume.

Authorize (v. t.) To clothe with authority, warrant, or legal power; to give a right to act; to empower; as, to authorize commissioners to settle a boundary.

Authorize (v. t.) To make legal; to give legal sanction to; to legalize; as, to authorize a marriage.

Authorize (v. t.) To establish by authority, as by usage or public opinion; to sanction; as, idioms authorized by usage.

Authorize (v. t.) To sanction or confirm by the authority of some one; to warrant; as, to authorize a report.

Authorize (v. t.) To justify; to furnish a ground for.

Barbarize (v. i.) To become barbarous.

Barbarize (v. i.) To adopt a foreign or barbarous mode of speech.

Barbarize (v. t.) To make barbarous.

Brutalize (v. t.) To make brutal; beasty; unfeeling; or inhuman.

Brutalize (v. i.) To become brutal, inhuman, barbarous, or coarse and beasty.

Calvinize (v. t.) To convert to Calvinism.

Cantonize (v. i.) To divide into cantons or small districts.

Carbolize (v. t.) To apply carbolic acid to; to wash or treat with carbolic acid.

Carbonize (v. t.) To convert (an animal or vegetable substance) into a residue of carbon by the action of fire or some corrosive agent; to char.

Carbonize (v. t.) To impregnate or combine with carbon, as in making steel by cementation.

Carburize (v. t.) To combine with carbon or a carbon compound; -- said esp. of a process for conferring a higher degree of illuminating power on combustible gases by mingling them with a vapor of volatile hydrocarbons.

Carnalize (v. t.) To make carnal; to debase to carnality.

Catechize (v. t.) See Catechise.

Cauponize (v. i.) To sell wine or victuals.

Cauterize (v. t.) To burn or sear with a cautery or caustic.

Cauterize (v. t.) To sear, as the conscience.

Celticize (v. t.) To render Celtic; to assimilate to the Celts.

Cicatrize (v. t.) To heal or induce the formation of a cicatrix in, as in wounded or ulcerated flesh.

Cicatrize (v. i.) To heal; to have a new skin.

Climatize (v. t. & i.) To acclimate or become acclimated.

Cowardize (v. t. ) To render cowardly

Deodorize (v. t.) To deprive of odor, especially of such as results from impurities.

Deoxidize (v. t.) To deprive of oxygen; to reduce from the state of an oxide.

Despotize (v. t.) To act the despot.

Diabolize (v. t.) To render diabolical.

Dialogize (v. t.) To discourse in dialogue.

Diazotize (v. t.) To subject to such reactions or processes that diazo compounds, or their derivatives, shall be produced by chemical exchange or substitution.

Dogmatize (v. i.) To assert positively; to teach magisterially or with bold and undue confidence; to advance with arrogance.

Dogmatize (v. t.) To deliver as a dogma.

Dramatize (v. t.) To compose in the form of the drama; to represent in a drama; to adapt to dramatic representation; as, to dramatize a novel, or an historical episode.

Economize (v. t.) To manage with economy; to use with prudence; to expend with frugality; as, to economize one's income.

Economize (v. i.) To be prudently sparing in expenditure; to be frugal and saving; as, to economize in order to grow rich.

Electrize (v. t.) To electricity.

Elenchize (v. i.) To dispute.

Emblemize (v. t.) To represent by an emblem; to emblematize.

Emphasize (v. t.) To utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to make emphatic; as, to emphasize a word or a phrase.

Epicurize (v. i.) To profess or tend towards the doctrines of Epicurus.

Epicurize (v. i.) To feed or indulge like an epicure.

Epilogize (v. i. & t.) To speak an epilogue to; to utter as an epilogue.

Epitomize (v. t.) To make an epitome of; to shorten or abridge, as a writing or discourse; to reduce within a smaller space; as, to epitomize the works of Justin.

Epitomize (v. t.) To diminish, as by cutting off something; to curtail; as, to epitomize words.

Euphemize (v. t. & i.) To express by a euphemism, or in delicate language; to make use of euphemistic expressions.

Euphonize (v. t.) To make euphonic.

Factorize (v. t.) To give warning to; -- said of a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached, the warning being to the effect that he shall not pay the money or deliver the property of the defendant in his hands to him, but appear and answer the suit of the plaintiff.

Factorize (v. t.) To attach (the effects of a debtor) in the hands of a third person ; to garnish. See Garnish.

Fertilize (v. t.) To make fertile or enrich; to supply with nourishment for plants; to make fruitful or productive; as, to fertilize land, soil, ground, and meadows.

Fertilize (v. t.) To fecundate; as, to fertilize flower.

Feudalize (v. t.) To reduce toa feudal tenure; to conform to feudalism.

Foreprize (v. t.) To prize or rate beforehand.

Foreseize (v. t.) To seize beforehand.

Formalize (v. t.) To give form, or a certain form, to; to model.

Formalize (v. t.) To render formal.

Formalize (v. i.) To affect formality.

Formulize (v. t.) To reduce to a formula; to formulate.

Fortunize (v. t.) To regulate the fortune of; to make happy.

Fossilize (v. t.) To convert into a fossil; to petrify; as, to fossilize bones or wood.

Fossilize (v. t.) To cause to become antiquated, rigid, or fixed, as by fossilization; to mummify; to deaden.

Fossilize (v. i.) To become fossil.

Fossilize (v. i.) To become antiquated, rigid, or fixed, beyond the influence of change or progress.

Gallicize (v. t.) To conform to the French mode or idiom.

Galvanize (v. t.) To affect with galvanism; to subject to the action of electrical currents.

Galvanize (v. t.) To plate, as with gold, silver, etc., by means of electricity.

Galvanize (v. t.) To restore to consciousness by galvanic action (as from a state of suspended animation); hence, to stimulate or excite to a factitious animation or activity.

Galvanize (v. t.) To coat, as iron, with zinc. See Galvanized iron.

Gargalize (v. t.) To gargle; to rinse.

Gargarize (v. t.) To gargle; to rinse or wash, as the mouth and throat.

Gentilize (v. i.) To live like a gentile or heathen.

Gentilize (v. i.) To act the gentleman; -- with it (see It, 5).

Gentilize (v. i.) To render gentile or gentlemanly; as, to gentilize your unworthy sones.

Geologize (v. i.) To study geology or make geological investigations in the field; to discourse as a geologist.

Germanize (v. t.) To make German, or like what is distinctively German; as, to Germanize a province, a language, a society.

Germanize (v. i.) To reason or write after the manner of the Germans.

Goblinize (v. t.) To transform into a goblin.

Gorgonize (v. t.) To have the effect of a Gorgon upon; to turn into stone; to petrify.

Gospelize (v. t.) To form according to the gospel; as, a command gospelized to us.

Gospelize (v. t.) To instruct in the gospel; to evangelize; as, to gospelize the savages.

Gothicize (v. t.) To make Gothic; to bring back to barbarism.

Gutturize (v. t.) To make in the throat; to gutturalize.

Harlotize (v. i.) To harlot.

Harmonize (v. i.) To agree in action, adaptation, or effect on the mind; to agree in sense or purport; as, the parts of a mechanism harmonize.

Harmonize (v. i.) To be in peace and friendship, as individuals, families, or public organizations.

Harmonize (v. i.) To agree in vocal or musical effect; to form a concord; as, the tones harmonize perfectly.

Harmonize (v. t.) To adjust in fit proportions; to cause to agree; to show the agreement of; to reconcile the apparent contradiction of.

Harmonize (v. t.) To accompany with harmony; to provide with parts, as an air, or melody.

Hazardize (n.) A hazardous attempt or situation; hazard.

Heavenize (v. t.) To render like heaven or fit for heaven.

Hellenize (v. i.) To use the Greek language; to play the Greek; to Grecize.

Hellenize (v. t.) To give a Greek form or character to; to Grecize; as, to Hellenize a word.

Herbarize (v. t.) See Herborize.

Herborize (v. i.) To search for plants, or new species of plants, with a view to classifying them.

Herborize (v. t.) To form the figures of plants in; -- said in reference to minerals. See Arborized.

Historize (v. t.) To relate as history; to chronicle; to historicize.

Hostilize (v. t.) To make hostile; to cause to become an enemy.

Hybridize (v. t.) To render hybrid; to produce by mixture of stocks.

Hypnotize (v. t.) To induce hypnotism in; to place in a state of hypnotism.

Inoxidize (v. i.) To prevent or hinder oxidation, rust, or decay; as, inoxidizing oils or varnishes.

Italicize (v. t. & i.) To print in Italic characters; to under

Jasperize (v. t.) To convert into, or make to resemble, jasper.

Kaolinize (v. t.) To convert into kaolin.

Labialize (v. t.) To modify by contraction of the lip opening.

Life-size (a.) Of full size; of the natural size.

Liquidize (v. t.) To render liquid.

Londonize (v. i.) To impart to (one) a manner or character like that which distinguishes Londoners.

Londonize (v. i.) To imitate the manner of the people of London.

Magnetize (v. t.) To communicate magnetic properties to; as, to magnetize a needle.

Magnetize (v. t.) To attract as a magnet attracts, or like a magnet; to move; to influence.

Magnetize (v. t.) To bring under the influence of animal magnetism.

Mammonize (v. t.) To make mammonish.

Mangonize (v. t.) To furbish up for sale; to set off to advantage.

Marbleize (v. t.) To stain or grain in imitation of marble; to cover with a surface resembling marble; as, to marbleize slate, wood, or iron.

Martyrize (v. t.) To make a martyr of.

Matronize (v. t.) To make a matron of; to make matronlike.

Matronize (v. t.) To act the part of a marton toward; to superintend; to chaperone; as, to matronize an assembly.

Mechanize (v. t.) To cause to be mechanical.

Mediatize (v. t.) To cause to act through an agent or to hold a subordinate position; to annex; -- specifically applied to the annexation during the former German empire of a smaller German state to a larger, while allowing it a nominal sovereignty, and its prince his rank.

Mesmerize (v. t.) To bring into a state of mesmeric sleep.

Metallize (v. t.) To impart metallic properties to; to impregnate with a metal.

Meteorize (v. i.) To ascend in vapors; to take the form of a meteor.

Methodize (v. t.) To reduce to method; to dispose in due order; to arrange in a convenient manner; as, to methodize one's work or thoughts.

Minionize (v. t.) To flavor.

Modernize (v. t.) To render modern; to adapt to modern person or things; to cause to conform to recent or present usage or taste.

Mortalize (v. t.) To make mortal.

Mysterize (v. t.) To make mysterious; to make a mystery of.

Narcotize (v. t.) To imbue with, or subject to the influence of, a narcotic; to put into a state of narcosis.

Nectarize (v. t.) To mingle or infuse with nectar; to sweeten.

Neologize (v. i.) To introduce or use new words or terms or new uses of old words.

Neologize (v. i.) To introduce innovations in doctrine, esp. in theological doctrine.

Neoterize (v. i.) To innovate; to coin or introduce new words.

Oratorize (v. i.) To play the orator.

Ostracize (v. t.) To exile by ostracism; to banish by a popular vote, as at Athens.

Ostracize (v. t.) To banish from society; to put under the ban; to cast out from social, political, or private favor; as, he was ostracized by his former friends.

Overprize (v. t.) Toprize excessively; to overvalue.

Oxygenize (v. t.) To oxidize.

Pamperize (v. t.) To pamper.

Pandarize (v. i.) To pander.

Patronize (v. t.) To act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid.

Patronize (v. t.) To trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer.

Patronize (v. t.) To assume the air of a patron, or of a superior and protector, toward; -- used in an unfavorable sense; as, to patronize one's equals.

Pauperize (v. t.) To reduce to pauperism; as, to pauperize the peasantry.

Pedantize (v. i.) To play the pedant; to use pedantic expressions.

Peptonize (v. t.) To convert into peptone; to digest or dissolve by means of a proteolytic ferment; as, peptonized food.

Personize (v. t.) To personify.

Pessimize (v. i.) To hold or advocate the doctrine of pessimism.

Phonetize (v. t.) To represent by phonetic signs.

Picturize (v. t.) To picture.

Picturize (v. t.) To adorn with pictures.

Pillorize (v. t.) To set in, or punish with, the pillory; to pillory.

Platinize (v. t.) To cover or combine with platinum.

Platonize (v. i.) To adopt the opinion of Plato or his followers.

Platonize (v. t.) To explain by, or accomodate to, the Platonic philosophy.

Pluralize (v. t.) To make plural by using the plural termination; to attribute plurality to; to express in the plural form.

Pluralize (v. t.) To multiply; to make manifold.

Pluralize (v. i.) To take a plural; to assume a plural form; as, a noun pluralizes.

Pluralize (v. i.) To hold more than one benefice at the same time.

Pollenize (v. t.) To supply with pollen; to impregnate with pollen.

Potentize (v. t.) To render the latent power of (anything) available.

Preconize (v. t.) To approve by preconization.

Prelatize (v. t.) To bring under the influence of prelacy.

Prelatize (v. i.) To uphold or encourage prelacy; to exercise prelatical functions.

Prologize (v. i.) To deliver a Prologue.

Pulverize (v. t.) To reduce of fine powder or dust, as by beating, grinding, or the like; as, friable substances may be pulverized by grinding or beating, but to pulverize malleable bodies other methods must be pursued.

Pulverize (v. i.) To become reduced to powder; to fall to dust; as, the stone pulverizes easily.

Rapturize (v. t. & i.) To put, or be put, in a state of rapture.

Rebaptize (v. t.) To baptize again or a second time.

Recognize (v. t.) To know again; to perceive the identity of, with a person or thing previously known; to recover or recall knowledge of.

Recognize (v. t.) To avow knowledge of; to allow that one knows; to consent to admit, hold, or the like; to admit with a formal acknowledgment; as, to recognize an obligation; to recognize a consul.

Recognize (v. t.) To acknowledge acquaintance with, as by salutation, bowing, or the like.

Recognize (v. t.) To show appreciation of; as, to recognize services by a testimonial.

Recognize (v. t.) To review; to reexamine.

Recognize (v. t.) To reconnoiter.

Recognize (v. i.) To enter an obligation of record before a proper tribunal; as, A B recognized in the sum of twenty dollars.

Rhetorize (v. i.) To play the orator.

Rhetorize (v. t.) To represent by a figure of rhetoric, or by personification.

Sadducize (v. i.) To adopt the principles of the Sadducees.

Seniorize (v. i.) To exercise authority; to rule; to lord it.

Sensitize (v. t.) To render sensitive, or susceptible of being easily acted on by the actinic rays of the sun; as, sensitized paper or plate.

Sermonize (v. i.) To compose or write a sermon or sermons; to preach.

Sermonize (v. i.) To inculcate rigid rules.

Sermonize (v. t.) To preach or discourse to; to affect or influence by means of a sermon or of sermons.

Sexualize (v. t.) To attribute sex to.

Signalize (a.) To make signal or eminent; to render distinguished from what is common; to distinguish.

Signalize (a.) To communicate with by means of a signal; as, a ship signalizes its consort.

Signalize (a.) To indicate the existence, presence, or fact of, by a signal; as, to signalize the arrival of a steamer.

Silverize (v. t.) To cover with silver.

Socialize (v. t.) To render social.

Socialize (v. t.) To subject to, or regulate by, socialism.

Solemnize (v. t.) To perform with solemn or ritual ceremonies, or according to legal forms.

Solemnize (v. t.) To dignify or honor by ceremonies; to celebrate.

Solemnize (v. t.) To make grave, serious, and reverential.

Solemnize (n.) Solemnization.

Sonnetize (v. i.) To compose sonnets.

Sterilize (v. t.) To make sterile or unproductive; to impoverish, as land; to exhaust of fertility.

Sterilize (v. t.) To deprive of the power of reproducing; to render incapable of germination or fecundation; to make sterile.

Sterilize (v. t.) To destroy all spores or germs in (an organic fluid or mixture), as by heat, so as to prevent the development of bacterial or other organisms.

Subsidize (v. t.) To furnish with a subsidy; to purchase the assistance of by the payment of a subsidy; to aid or promote, as a private enterprise, with public money; as, to subsidize a steamship

Subtilize (v. t.) To make thin or fine; to make less gross or coarse.

Subtilize (v. t.) To refine; to spin into niceties; as, to subtilize arguments.

Subtilize (v. i.) To refine in argument; to make very nice distinctions.

Summarize (v. t.) To comprise in, or reduce to, a summary; to present briefly.

Syllabize (v. t.) To syllabify.

Syllogize (v. i.) To reason by means of syllogisms.

Symbolize (v. i.) To have a resemblance of qualities or properties; to correspond; to harmonize.

Symbolize (v. i.) To hold the same faith; to agree.

Symbolize (v. i.) To use symbols; to represent ideas symbolically.

Symbolize (v. t.) To make to agree in properties or qualities.

Symbolize (v. t.) To make representative of something; to regard or treat as symbolic.

Symbolize (v. t.) To represent by a symbol or symbols.

Syncopize (v. t.) To syncopate.

Syphilize (v. t.) To inoculate with syphilis.

Systemize (v. t.) To reduce to system; to systematize.

Tantalize (v. t.) To tease or torment by presenting some good to the view and exciting desire, but continually frustrating the expectations by keeping that good out of reach; to tease; to torment.

Tartarize (v. t.) To impregnate with, or subject to the action of, tartar.

Tartarize (v. t.) To cause to resemble the Tartars and their civilization, as by conquest.

Tellurize (v. t.) To impregnate with, or to subject to the action of, tellurium; -- chiefly used adjectively in the past participle; as, tellurized ores.

Temporize (v. t.) To comply with the time or occasion; to humor, or yield to, the current of opinion or circumstances; also, to trim, as between two parties.

Temporize (v. t.) To delay; to procrastinate.

Temporize (v. t.) To comply; to agree.

Terrorize (v. t.) To impress with terror; to coerce by intimidation.

Trepanize (v. t.) To trepan.

Tympanize (v. i.) To drum.

Tympanize (v. t.) To stretch, as a skin over the head of a drum; to make into a drum or drumhead, or cause to act or sound like a drum.

Tyrannize (v. t.) To subject to arbitrary, oppressive, or tyrannical treatment; to oppress.

Unrealize (v. t.) To make unreal; to idealize.

Verbalize (v. t.) To convert into a verb; to verbify.

Verbalize (v. i.) To be verbose.

Victimize (v. t.) To make a victim of, esp. by deception; to dupe; to cheat.

Villanize (v. t.) To make vile; to debase; to degrade; to revile.

Visualize (v. t.) To make visual, or visible; to see in fancy.

Volcanize (v. t.) To subject to, or cause to undergo, volcanic heat, and to be affected by its action.

Vulcanize (v. t.) To change the properties of, as caoutchouc, or India rubber, by the process of vulcanization.

Vulgarize (v. t. & i.) To make vulgar, or common.

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