privatise etymology

English word privatise comes from English -ise, English private

Detailed word origin of privatise

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ise English (eng) Used in certain words; see the usage notes. Suffix used in loanwords from French to form abstract nouns of quality or function.
private English (eng) (US, of a room in a medical facility) Not shared with another patient.. Belonging to, concerning, or accessible only to an individual person or a specific group.. Not accessible by the public.. Not in governmental office or employment.. Not publicly known; not open; secret.. Not traded by the public.. Protected from view or disturbance by others; secluded.. Secretive; reserved. (in plural [...]
privatise English (eng) (chiefly, British spelling).

Words with the same origin as privatise

Descendants of -ise
annalise apologist authorise categorise characterise familiarise fertilise finalise industrialisation legalise magnetisation materialise moisturiser nationalisation pressurise privatisation publicise revitalise revolutionise socialise summarise terrorise vandalism vaporise visualise
Descendants of private
privatize privatopia privishing reprivatise