from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Cause to become; make: basify.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix To produce verbs meaning to make, usually with an intermediate -i-, see -ify.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A suffix signifying to make, to form into, etc.
Middle English -fien, from Old French -fier, from Latin -ficāre, -ficārī, from -ficus, -fic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French -ifier, from Latin -ficare and -facere. (Wiktionary)