Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make red; redden.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb rare To redden.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb rare, transitive to make red; to cause to redden
  • verb rare, intransitive to redden; to become red

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make ruby red

Etymologies

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French rubefier

Examples

  • He had heard him indeed speak of 'rubify me' and 'minions,' but knew not what this meant.

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

  • Filippo, who, hearing the message and being lightly ruffled, concluded that Biondello, whom he knew, had a mind to make mock of him, and waxing all red in the face, said, 'What "rubify me" and what "minions" be these?

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

  • Messer Filippo Argenti, a big burly rawboned fellow and the most despiteful, choleric and humoursome man alive, gave him a great glass flagon and said to him, 'Go to yonder gentleman with this flask in hand and say to him, "Sir Biondello sendeth me to you and prayeth you be pleased to rubify him this flask with your good red wine, for that he would fain make merry somedele with his minions."

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

  • What is this thou sendest to say to me with thy "rubify me" and thy "minions"?

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

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