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
It doesn't take genius to versify a literal translation.
She also inspires poets to versify pointless incidents from their everyday lives.
A litany of lies he will versify with reverences for God and the flag and democracy, when just what he and his party are doing to our democracy is choking the life out of it.
And this litany of lies he will versify with reverences for God and the flag and democracy, when just what he and his party are doing to our democracy is choking the life out of it.
Never does one feel the imposition of a despotic “I” that St Paul identified as the very voice of the devil, but the benevolence of a friend to the truth whose ambition may have been, according to his own terms, to “versify the Sophia Perennis.”
But everybody else had realised that the trio was struggling for mastery, so without attempting to versify they kept their gaze fixed on them and gave way to laughter.
In her "Introduction" to Kissing the Rod, Germaine Greer comments that the "attempt to versify on religious themes was a discipline intended to focus concentration on well-worn pious truisms" (12).
With books of popular science pouring from the press, and models like Thomson's and Glover's before them, poets set themselves happily to versify
So it was that the scholar began his researches at the abbey, continuously aware of the three novices who toiled at the drive-mill and the fourth novice who invited glare-blindness atop the ladder to keep the lamp burning and adjusted-a situation which caused the Poet to versify mercilessly concerning the demon Embarrassment and the outrages he perpetrated in the name of penitence or appeasement.
"If we made him," Hsiang-yün resumed, "versify on: 'In search of Miao Yü to beg for red plum blossom,' won't it be full of fun?"