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Submitted by Brad Cattell on October 6, 2021, at 2:23

In British spelling the endings -ise and -ize are both acceptable. Some publishers, notably Oxford university press, routinely use -ize. But it’s complicated. Realise and realize are both OK, but analyze is regarded as American. Overall, the -ise spellings are much more commonly used and they are easier because you don’t have to remember the exceptions!