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Suffixes - Verbs - Level 3

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worsening
It's getting worse. It's _____.
localise
We need our product to suit the local market. We need to _____ it.
impoverished
The war made the people poor. It _____ them.
assimilate
You need to become similar to the locals. You need to _____.
further
I want to go further towards my goals. I want to ____ my goals.
necessitates
Cold weather makes winter tyres necessary. Cold weather _____ winter tyres.
sexualises
Modern culture makes kids too sexual. It _____ kids.
toughen
I want to become tougher. I want to ____ up.
commercialised
Education has become more commercial. Education has been _____.
empower
I want to give them more power. I want to ____ them.
broadened
It made my horizons broader. It _____ my horizons.
familiarise
Make yourself familiar with the instructions. ______ yourself with the instructions.
urbanised
My area has become more urban. It has _____.
anglicised
My Scottish friend has become like an Englishman. He's been _____.
equalised
That goal made the scores equal. That goal ______ the scores.
typifies
It's typical of his bad attitude. His behaviour _____ his bad attitude.
smarten
You need to look smarter. You need to _____ up.
separate
These two issues should be separate. You need to _____ these issues.
initiate
You need to make the initial move. You need to _____ conversation.
criminalised
They made growing cannabis a criminal offence. They ______ it.
dramatise
Make your story more dramatic. _____ it!
visualise
Create a vision in your mind. Try to _____ it.
silenced
The child's scream made everyone silent. It _____ everyone.
gladdens
It really makes me glad. It _____ me.
fatten
We want to make the turkey fat before Christmas. We want to ____ the Turkey.
wetten
Make the cloth a little bit wet. ____ the cloth a little.
de-sensitised
His bad experience made him insensitive to other people's pain. It ______ him.
impregnated
They made the rat pregnant in the laboratory. They _____ the rat.
distance
I want to make myself more distant from his opinion. I want to ____ myself from his opinion.
universalise
I think human rights are universal and I agree that the UN should _____ human rights.
electrified
They made the railway electric. They _____ the line.
diversified
I am happy that my country is more diverse. I'm happy the country has _____.
radicalised
His teaching made his followers radical. It _____ them.
suffice
60% would be sufficient. 60% would _____.
legitimise
I don't want to make his actions seem legitimate. I don't want to _____ his actions.