suffix variant spelling of -ize.
There are some verbs which must be spelled -ise and are not variants of the -ize ending. They include advertise, televise, compromise, and improvise. See also -ize.
suffix forming nouns of quality, state, or function: expertise.
from OFr. -ise, from L. -itia, -itium.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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