to relate, describe, or treat (something) in verse.
to convert (prose or other writing) into metrical form.
to compose verses.
- ver·si·fi·er, noun
- un·ver·si·fied, adjective
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How to use versify in a sentence
We shall endeavour to versify it, à la Patmore, conceiving that its issue is very similar to that of his story of “The River.”
His powers were cramped by the fetters of metre, and his attempts to versify even rich thought and deep feeling were puerile.
And here another, which would versify into a fine horrible ballad—as grand and ghastly as Alfred Tennyson's "Sisters:"
Then he would versify as much strange information as he could remember; that might take a few months.The Epic | Lascelles Abercrombie
You are obliged to talk like a bourgeois, and versify like one.The Quest | Frederik van Eeden
British Dictionary definitions for versify
(tr) to render (something) into metrical form or verse
(intr) to write in verse
- versifier, noun
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