from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To change from prose into metrical form.
- transitive v. To treat or tell in verse: versify stories from the Bible.
- intransitive v. To write verses.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to make or compose verses
- v. to tell in verse; deal with in verse form
- v. to turn (prose) into poetry; rewrite in verse form
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To make verses.
- transitive v. To relate or describe in verse; to compose in verse.
- transitive v. To turn into verse; to render into metrical form.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To turn into verse; make a metrical paraphrase of: as, to versify the Psalms.
- To relate or describe in verse; treat as the subject of verse.
- To make verses.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. compose verses or put into verse
Middle English versifien, from Old French versifier, from Latin versificāre : versus, verse; see verse1 + -ficāre, -fy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French versifier, learned borrowing from Latin versificāre, present active infinitive of versificō ("versify"), from versus (see verse) + faciō ("make"). (Wiktionary)