-izes, -izing, -izedVerbs that can end in either `-ize' or `-ise' are dealt with in this dictionary at the `-ize' spelling. Many verbs ending in -ize describe processes by which things or people are brought into a new state.
The dispute could jeopardize the negotiations.(in BRIT, also use -ise)
...a way of trying to regularize and standardize practice.
English dictionary. 2008.