- 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 versifier
These efforts were enough to prove his taste and gifts as a versifier.Lives of Illustrious Shoemakers
William Edward Winks
He was the poet of pain and of despair, the versifier of Schopenhauer's philosophy.Idling in Italy
It is the ambition of many a versifier to be known as a maker of sonnets.Rhymes and Meters
Byron was also in favour, Pope he maintained was no poet, only a versifier.Life of John Keats
Before the war, the versifier had been on the staff of a Brussels newspaper.The Soul of Susan Yellam
Horace Annesley Vachell
- (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 versifier
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