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Language: Old French
Origin: -ifier, from Latin -ificare, from -ficare; -FY


-ify [in verbs] also -fy
1 to make something be in a particular state or condition:
to purify (=make or become pure)
to clarify the situation (=make it clear)
2x-ref to fill someone with a particular feeling:
Spiders terrify me (=make me very afraid).
3 informal to do something in a silly or annoying way:
to speechify (=make speeches, using important sounding words)
4 to make something or someone be like or typical of a person or group:
Frenchified (=like the French)

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