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Suffixes - Verbs - Level 2

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heighten
Let's make it higher. Let's ____ it.
Americanise
It's become more American. It's been Americanised.
enlarge
Let's make it larger. Let's ____ it.
nationalise
They made the oil companies national. They _____ them.
differentiate
How can you tell the difference? How can you _____.
blacken
Make the paint blacker. _____ it.
politicised
They turned it into a political problem. They _____ it.
whiten
I want to make my hair whiter. I want to _____ my hair.
realised
The dream became a reality. The dream was _____.
publicised
They made the story public. They ____ the story.
enabled
Now we are able to get a visa. They _____ us to get a visa.
humanise
I want the education system to be more human. I want to _____ it.
specialises
Orthopaedics is his special subject. He _____ in orthopaedics.
personalise
You need to make your message more personal. You need to _____ your message.
reddened
Her cheeks turned red. Her cheeks _____.
privatised
The government turned it into a private company. They _____ it.
naturalise
You need to make your speech more natural. You need to _____ your speech.
centralised
They made decision making more central. They _____ decision making.
simplify
I'll try to make it simpler. I'll try to ____ it.
generalise
Your essay is too general. You _____ too much.
democratised
The country has become more democratic. It has ______.
deepened
They made the river deeper. They _____ the river.
specify
Be more specific. _____ exactly what you mean.
enriched
He made himself rich. He ____ himself.
Westernise
Some Russians want to be more Western. They want the country to _____.
freshen
Let's make the air fresher. Let's ____ the air.
perfect
I want to make my English perfect. I want to ____ my English.
normalised
This behaviour has become normal. It's been _____.
lighten
Make the bag lighter. _____ it a bit.
quieten
Please be quiet! ____ down!
angered
He made me angry. He _____ me.
thicken
Wait for the sauce to get thick. Wait for it to _____.
sickens
His behaviour makes me sick. It _____ me.
industrialised
Britain became more industrial in the 19th century. Britain _____ in the 19th century.
narrowed
They made the road narrower. They _____ the road.
solidify
Wait for the mixture to become solid. Wait for it to _____.
weakened
The water made the bridge weaker. It _____ the bridge.
formalise
We want to make our agreement formal. We want to _____ our agreement.
intensified
The fighting has become more intense. The fighting has ______.
purify
We need to make the water pure. We need to _____ the water.
smoothen
We need to make the road smoother. We need to _____ the road.
flattened
They made the land flat. They _____ the land.
maddens
It makes me really mad. It _____ me!
idealise
Don't pretend that Sweden is an ideal country. Don't _____ Sweden!
loosen
Can you make the dress a bit looser? Can you _____ it a bit?
stabilised
The situation has become more stable. It has _____.
close
I want to bring them closer together. I want to _____ the gap between them.