versify

verb
ver·​si·​fy | \ ˈvər-sə-ˌfī \
versified; versifying

Definition of versify

intransitive verb

: to compose verses

transitive verb

1 : to relate or describe in verse
2 : to turn into verse

First Known Use of versify

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for versify

Middle English versifien, borrowed from Anglo-French versifier, borrowed from Latin versificāre, from versus verse entry 1 + ificāre -ify

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