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variant of -fy after a consonant: intensify.
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Origin of -ify

Middle English -ifien<Middle French -ifier<Latin -ificāre, equivalent to -i--i- + -ficāre-fy
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How to use -ify in a sentence

  • In both cases there is an attempt to suppress individuality and initiative, to exploit, to bully, to Downing Street-ify.

British Dictionary definitions for -ify

-ify

suffix forming verbs
a variant of -fy intensify

Derived forms of -ify

-ification, suffix forming nouns
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