Definition of versify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

versify

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈvɜːsɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɜːrsɪfaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they versify
BrE BrE//ˈvɜːsɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɜːrsɪfaɪ//
 
he / she / it versifies
BrE BrE//ˈvɜːsɪfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɜːrsɪfaɪz//
 
past simple versified
BrE BrE//ˈvɜːsɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɜːrsɪfaɪd//
 
past participle versified
BrE BrE//ˈvɜːsɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɜːrsɪfaɪd//
 
-ing form versifying
BrE BrE//ˈvɜːsɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɜːrsɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
 
jump to other results
[intransitive, transitive] versify (something) (formal, sometimes disapproving) to write something in verse Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French versifier, from Latin versificare, from versus ‘a turn of the plough, a furrow, a line of writing’, from vertere ‘to turn’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: versify