Decoding exercises: "ise"

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The sequence "ise" can be pronounced in several ways, normally /aɪz/.

As /ɪs/[edit]

  • anise - practiseBrE (v.) - premise - promise

As /aɪs/[edit]

  • concise - paradise - precise

As /iːz/[edit]

  • expertise - marquise - reprise

As /aɪz/[edit]

  • Ending in "ise": advertise - advise - arise - chastise - comprise - compromise - demise - despise - devise - disguise - enterprise - excise - exercise - franchise - improvise - incise - otherwise - revise - rise - supervise - surprise - wise

With alternate spelling "ize"[edit]

Many words that use the suffix -ise or that in Latin ended in "izare" in British English can end either in "ise" or in "ize". Those verbs in American English can end only in "ize".

  • apologiseBrE - apologize; characteriseBrE - characterize; criticiseBrE - criticize; emphasiseBrE - emphasize; familiariseBrE - familiarize; generalizeBrE - generalize; materialiseBrE - materialize; realiseBrE - realize; recogniseBrE - recognize; specialiseBrE - specialize; summariseBrE - summarize;

Variant pronunciations[edit]

  • As /aɪs/ or /aɪz/: merchandise (n.)
  • As /ɪs/ or /ɪz/: treatise
  • As /ɪs/ or /aɪz/: advertisement /ədˈvɜːrtɪsmənt,BrE ˌædvərˈtaɪzməntAmE/

Different syllables[edit]

  • /aɪˈse/ bisexual
  • /aɪ.siː/ crises (plural of crisis)
  • /aɪ.zə/: miser
  • /i:ˈse, əˈse/ antiseptic
  • /ɪs.ɪ/: disembark
  • /ɪz.ə/: arisen - chisel - commiserate - miserable - misery - risen
  • /ɪˈziː/: disease

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