Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cause to be or become merry.

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Examples

  • 'merrify' but I think it sounded better than 'make it merry looking'

    Forever Tulip

  • Across those humble thresholds often did we on Christmas-week nights of yore -- wandering through our solitary silvan haunts, under the branches of trees within whose hollow trunks the squirrel slept -- venture in, unasked perhaps, but not unwelcome, and, in the kindly spirit of the season, did our best to merrify the Festival by tale or song.

    Christmas Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse

  • Across those humble thresholds often did we on Christmas-week nights of yore -- wandering through our solitary sylvan haunts, under the branches of trees within whose hollow trunk the squirrel slept -- venture in, unasked perhaps, but not unwelcome, and, in the kindly spirit of the season, did our best to merrify the Festival by tale or song.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

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