- to relate, describe, or treat (something) in verse.
- to convert (prose or other writing) into metrical form.
- to compose verses.
Origin of versify
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Examples from the Web for versify
You are obliged to talk like a bourgeois, and versify like one.The Quest
Frederik van Eeden
There never were any excellent poets, says Mr. Bayle, that could versify, till after drinking pretty plentifully5.Ebrietatis Encomium
Bolingbroke persuaded Pope to versify portions of the philosophy he admired so extravagantly.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)
For the Munstermen have always been more 'prone to versify' than their leaner neighbours on the bogs and stones of Connaught.
But I don't think the people had ever much opinion of the Stuarts; but in those days they were all prone to versify.
- (tr) to render (something) into metrical form or verse
- (intr) to write in verse
C14: from Old French versifier, from Latin versificāre, from versus verse + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for versify
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