American Spelling List

The list below features American-spelling and is useful for if you ever need to do a search in Microsoft Word or ebook files and replace with the British English equivalent (Australian spelling) or vice versa.

Quick Check

  1. ise vs …ize
  2. ll… vs …l…
  3. ae… vs …e…
  4. oe… vs …e…
  5. our vs …or
  6. tre vs …ter
  7. gramme vs …gram
  8. logue vs …log
  9. ence vs …ense

Find and Replace American to Australian English (Main Ones)

  • At the end of some words replace 'ize' with 'ise' but make sure you look at each one because you don't want to change 'size' or 'seize' for example.
  • As per above but search and replace 'izing' with 'ising' and 'ization' with 'isation'.
  • At the end of some words replace 'bor' with 'bour'.
  • Look for 'dgm' and replace with 'dgem' in many cases.
  • Look for 'eli' and change to 'elli' in the middle of some words, such as 'travelling'.
  • Look for 'ledgm' and change to 'ledgem' in the middle of some words, such as 'acknowledgement'
  • I would leave 'program' rather than change to 'programme'

Full List of US vs UK English

Nb. This is a work in progress. If you know of others please contact us.

American Spelling
(US English)

Australian Spelling
(British English)

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abridgment

abridgement

 

accessorize

accessorise

 

accessorized

accessorised 

 

accessorizes

accessorises 

 

accessorizing

accessorising

 

acclimatize

acclimatise

 

acclimatized

acclimatised

 

acclimatizes

acclimatises

 

acclimatizing

acclimatising

 

acknowledgment

acknowledgement

 

actualize

actualise

 

actualized

actualised

 

actualizes

actualises

 

actualizing

actualising

 

aggrandize

aggrandise

 

aggrandizement

aggrandisement

 

agonize

agonise

 

agonized

agonised

 

agonizes

agonises

 

agonizing

agonising

 

airplane

aeroplane

 

airplanes

aeroplanes

 

alchemize

alchemise

 

alkalinize

alkalinise

 

alkalize

alkalise

 

allegorize

allegorise

 

allegorizes

allegorises

 

alphabetize

alphabetise

 

alphabetized

alphabetised

 

alphabetizes

alphabetises

 

aluminize

aluminise

 

ambiance

ambiance

 

amortize

amortise

 

amortized

amortised

 

amortizing

amortising

 

anagrammatize

anagrammatise

 

analogize

analogise

 

analogizing

analogising

 

anatomize

anatomise

 

anesthetize

anesthetise

 

anesthetized

anesthetised

 

anesthetizes

anesthetises

 

anesthetizing

anesthetising

 

anglicize

anglicise

 

anglicized

anglicised

 

anglicizes

anglicises

 

anglicizing

anglicising

 

animalize

animalise

 

animalized

animalised

 

annex

annexe

 

annualize

annualise

 

annualized

annualised

 

anodize

anodise

 

anodized

anodised

 

anodizing

anodising

 

antagonize

antagonise

 

antagonizes

antagonises

 

antagonizing

antagonising

 

anthologize

anthologise

 

anthropomorphize

anthropomorphise

 

anthropomorphized

anthropomorphised

 

anthropomorphizing

anthropomorphising

 

apologize

apologise

 

apologized

apologised

 

apologizes

apologises

 

apologizing

apologising

 

appetizer

appetiser

 

appetizing

appetising

 

apprize

apprise

 

apprized

apprised

 

apprizes

apprises

 

apprizing

apprising

 

atomize

atomise

 

atomized

atomised

 

atomizer

atomiser

 

atomizes

atomises

 

atomizes

atomises

 

atomizing

atomising

 

authorize

authorise

 

authorized

authorised

 

authorizing

authorising

 

baptize

baptise

 

baptized

baptised

 

baptizes

baptises

 

baptizing

baptising

 

barbarize

barbarise

 

barbarized

barbarised

 

barbarizes

barbarises

 

barbarizing

barbarising

 

barbecue

barbeque

 

barbecued

barbequed (Often written as BBQ in Australia)

 

barbecues

barbecues

 

bastardize

bastardise

 

bastardized

bastardised

 

bastardizes

bastardises

 

bastardizing

bastardising

 

bestialize

bestialise

 

bestialized

bestialised

 

bestializes

bestialises

 

blond

blond (Or blonde (noun) when referring to a female with blond hair)

 

bowdlerize

bowdlerise

 

bowdlerized

bowdlerised

 

bowdlerizes

bowdlerises

 

bowdlerizing

bowdlerising

 

brutalize

brutalise

 

brutalized

brutalised

 

brutalizes

brutalises

 

brutalizing

brutalising

 

bureaucratize

bureaucratise

 

burglarize

burglarise

 

burglarized

burglarised

 

burglarizes

burglarises

 

burglarizing

burglarising

 

caldron

cauldron

 

caldrons

cauldrons

 

cannibalize

cannibalise

 

cannibalized

cannibalised

 

cannibalizes

cannibalises

 

cannibalizing

cannibalising

 

canonize

canonise

 

canonized

canonised

 

canonizes

canonises

 

canonizing

canonising

 

capitalize

capitalise

 

capitalized

capitalised

 

capitalizes

capitalises

 

capitalizing

capitalising

 

capsize

capsize

 

capsized

capsised

 

capsizes

capsises

 

capsizing

capsizing

 

caramelize

caramelise

 

caramelized

caramelised

 

caramelizes

caramelises

 

caramelizing

caramelising

 

carbonization

carbonisation

 

carbonize

carbonise

 

carbonized

carbonised

 

carbonizes

carbonises

 

carbonizing

carbonising

 

categorize

categorise

 

categorized

categorised

 

categorizes

categorises

 

categorizing

categorising

 

catholicize

catholicise

 

catholicized

catholicised

 

cauterization

cauterisation

 

cauterize

cauterise

 

cauterized

cauterised

 

cauterizes

cauterises

 

cauterizing

cauterising

 

centralization

centralisation

 

centralize

centralise

 

centralized

centralised

 

centralizes

centralises

 

centralizing

centralising

 

chaperon

chaperon

The spelling of 'chaperone' appears to be an error. See here.

chaperons

chaperons

 

characterization

characterisation

 

characterize

characterise

 

characterized

characterised

 

characterizes

characterises

 

characterizing

characterising

 

cinematize

cinematise

 

cinematized

cinematised

 

cinematizing

cinematising

 

circularize

circularise

 

circularized

circularised

 

circularizes

circularises

 

circularizing

circularising

 

civilization

civilisation

 

civilizations

civilisations

 

civilize

civilise

 

civilized

civilised

 

civilizes

civilises

 

civilizing

civilising

 

classicize

classicise

 

classicized

classicised

 

classicizes

classicises

 

classicizing

classicising

 

cognizant

cognisant

 

collectibles

collectibles

 

collectivize

collectivise

 

collectivized

collectivised

 

colonize

colonise

 

colonized

colonised

 

colonizer

coloniser

 

colonizes

colonises

 

colonizing

colonising

 

colonnaded

colonnaded

 

colorize

colorise

 

colorized

colorised

 

colorizing

colorising

 

colourize

colourise

 

colourized

colourised

 

colourizing

colourising

 

commercialization

commercialisation

 

commercialize

commercialise

 

commercialized

commercialised

 

commercializing

commercialising

 

communalize

communalise

 

communalized

communalised

 

compartmentalize

compartmentalise

 

compartmentalized

compartmentalised

 

computerize

computerise

 

computerized

computerised

 

computerizing

computerising

 

conceptualize

conceptualise

 

conceptualized

conceptualised

 

conjuror

conjuror

 

connexion

connexion

 

connexions

connexions

 

conventionalize

conventionalise

 

conventionalized

conventionalised

 

criminalize

criminalise

 

criminalized

criminalised

 

criticize

criticise

 

criticized

criticised

 

criticizes

criticises

 

criticizing

criticising

 

crystallized

crystallised

 

crystallizing

crystallising

 

customization

customisation

 

customize

customise

 

customized

customised

 

customizes

customises

 

customizing

customising

 

decentralization

decentralisation

 

decentralize

decentralise

 

decentralized

decentralised

 

decentralizing

decentralising

 

decimalization

decimalisation

 

decimalize

decimalise

 

decimalized

decimalised

 

decolonization

decolonisation

 

decolonize

decolonise

 

decolonized

decolonised

 

decolonizes

decolonises

 

decolonizing

decolonising

 

decolorize

decolorise

 

decolorized

decolorised

 

decolorizing

decolorising

 

decolourize

decolourise

 

decolourized

decolourised

 

decolourizing

decolourising

 

decriminalize

decriminalise

 

decriminalized

decriminalised

 

decriminalizes

decriminalises

 

decriminalizing

decriminalising

 

deemphasize

deemphasise

 

deemphasized

deemphasised

 

deemphasizes

deemphasises

 

deemphasizing

deemphasising

 

dehumanization

dehumanisation

 

dehumanize

dehumanise

 

dehumanized

dehumanised

 

dehumanizes

dehumanises

 

dehumanizing

dehumanising

 

demagnetization

demagnetisation

 

demagnetize

demagnetise

 

demagnetized

demagnetised

 

demagnetizes

demagnetises

 

demagnetizing

demagnetising

 

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