Other definitions for -fy (2 of 2)
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).
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How to use FY in a sentence
These trends have continued into the first two months of the 2014 FY year.
But the data from the first two months of FY 2014 tell the same story.
For the first two months, revenues are $381.4 billion, up 10 percent from the first two months of FY 2013.
Meanwhile, spending, at $603 billion, is down nearly five percent from $633 billion in the first two months of FY 2013.
The most recent filing for FY 2009–10 puts his earnings at $490,000.Betty Ford Center's Messy Path After Former First Lady's Death | Lois Romano | November 9, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
A consonant or digraph between two sounded vowels usually joins the following vowel, rea-son, no-ti-FY, mo-ther.Division of Words | Frederick W. Hamilton
In pronouncing notice carefully to which syllable a consonant belongs; as in dif-fer-ent, beau-ti-FY, dai-sy.Business English | Rose Buhlig
And a shootcase, so when Dor'FY brings her chile over to stay all night with our chilluns.Mary's Rainbow | Mary Edward Feehan
Daf-FY-down-Dil-ly has come up to town, In a yel-low pet-ti-coat and a green gown.Aunt Kitty's Stories | Various
In 1835 FY was elected to the Hungarian diet, and was for a time the leader of the opposition party.
British Dictionary definitions for -fy
to make or become: beautify; simplify; liquefy
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