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versify

[vur-suh-fahy] /ˈvɜr səˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), versified, versifying.
1.
to relate, describe, or treat (something) in verse.
2.
to convert (prose or other writing) into metrical form.
verb (used without object), versified, versifying.
3.
to compose verses.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English versifien < Old French versifier < Latin versificāre. See verse, -ify
Related forms
versifier, noun
unversified, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for versifier

versify

/ˈvɜːsɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(transitive) to render (something) into metrical form or verse
2.
(intransitive) to write in verse
Derived Forms
versifier, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French versifier, from Latin versificāre, from versusverse + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for versifier

versify

v.

mid-14c. (implied in versifier), from Old French versifier "turn into verse" (13c.), from Latin versificare "compare verse," from versus "verse" (see verse) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Related: Versified; versifying.

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