-fy

-fy

a verbal suffix meaning “to make,” “cause to be,” “render” (simplify; beautify ); “to become,” “be made” (liquefy ). The suffix was introduced into English in loan words from Old French (deify ), but is also used in the formation of new words, usually on a Latin root (reify ).

Origin:
< Old French -fierLatin -ficāre to do, make

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suffix forming verbs
to make or become: beautify; simplify; liquefy
 
[from Old French -fier, from Latin -ficāre, verbal ending formed from -ficus-fic]

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