[ vur-suh-fahy ]
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verb (used with object),ver·si·fied, ver·si·fy·ing.
  1. to relate, describe, or treat (something) in verse.

  2. to convert (prose or other writing) into metrical form.

verb (used without object),ver·si·fied, ver·si·fy·ing.
  1. to compose verses.

Origin of versify

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English versifien, from Old French versifier, from Latin versificāre; see verse, -ify

Other words from versify

  • ver·si·fi·er, noun
  • un·ver·si·fied, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for versify


/ (ˈvɜːsɪˌfaɪ) /

verb-fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (tr) to render (something) into metrical form or verse

  2. (intr) to write in verse

Origin of versify

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

Derived forms of versify

  • versifier, noun

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