-izzare

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin -izāre, present infinitive of -izō, from Ancient Greek -ίζω (-ízō, verbalizing suffix), from Proto-Indo-European *-idyé- (verbal suffix). Compare -eggiare inherited from Vulgar Latin *-izō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /idˈd͡za.re/, [id̪ˈd̪͡z̪äːr̺e̞]
  • Hyphenation: -iz‧zà‧re

SuffixEdit

-izzare

  1. Added to adjectives and nouns to form verbs; -ize.
    anglico (Anglian) + ‎-izzare → ‎anglicizzare (to anglicize)
    focale (focal) + ‎-izzare → ‎focalizzare (to put into focus)
    sociale (social) + ‎-izzare → ‎socializzare (to socialize)

ConjugationEdit

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