versify

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French versifier, learned borrowing from Latin versificāre, present active infinitive of versificō (versify), from versus (see verse) + faciō (make).

Verb[edit]

versify (third-person singular simple present versifies, present participle versifying, simple past and past participle versified)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to make or compose verses
    • Dryden
      I'll versify in spite, and do my best.
  2. (intransitive) to tell in verse; deal with in verse form
  3. (intransitive) to turn (prose) into poetry; rewrite in verse form

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