[ vur-suh-fahy ]
/ ˈvɜr səˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), ver·si·fied, ver·si·fy·ing.

to relate, describe, or treat (something) in verse.
to convert (prose or other writing) into metrical form.

verb (used without object), ver·si·fied, ver·si·fy·ing.

to compose verses.

Origin of versify

1350–1400; Middle English versifien < Old French versifier < Latin versificāre. See verse, -ify

Related forms

ver·si·fi·er, nounun·ver·si·fied, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for versify


/ (ˈvɜːsɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to render (something) into metrical form or verse
(intr) to write in verse

Derived Forms

versifier, noun

Word Origin for versify

C14: from Old French versifier, from Latin versificāre, from versus verse + facere to make
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