1. variant of -fy after a consonant: intensify.

Origin of -ify

Middle English -ifien<Middle French -ifier<Latin -ificāre, equivalent to -i--i- + -ficāre-fy

Words Nearby -ify

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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


suffix forming verbs
  1. a variant of -fy intensify

Derived forms of -ify

  • -ification, suffix forming nouns

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