Okay, I believe we have a slight misnomer in the mix of suffixes. IZE By definition "IZE" has 4 basic uses: 1. forming verbs meaning 2. make or become.....fossilize 3. treat in a specified way.......pasteurize 4. follow a specified practice......agonize So, what is it with "Colonize"? If everything is according to Hoyle in the word "colonize" then indeed the present resident in the White House has finished what the British, Spanish, French, Germans, Dutch, etc. couldn't accomplish. He has colon-ized the U.S.A.