verb (used with object), ver·si·fied, ver·si·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), ver·si·fied, ver·si·fy·ing.
Origin of versify
Examples from the Web for versify
But I don't think the people had ever much opinion of the Stuarts; but in those days they were all prone to versify.
If a wedding had occurred during his absence he was ready to versify it, and equally ready to lament the loss of a favorite cow.Children's Stories in American Literature, 1660-1860|Henrietta Christian Wright
For the Munstermen have always been more 'prone to versify' than their leaner neighbours on the bogs and stones of Connaught.
I know somebody who is ready to versify to double the extent at the same cost to you, and do his best, too, and you also know.The Brownings|Lilian Whiting
Bolingbroke persuaded Pope to versify portions of the philosophy he admired so extravagantly.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)|Alexander Pope
British Dictionary definitions for versify
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for versify
Word Origin and History for versify
mid-14c. (implied in versifier), from Old French versifier "turn into verse" (13c.), from Latin versificare "compare verse," from versus "verse" (see verse) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Related: Versified; versifying.