-ify

-ify
aff.
a verbal suffix based on and having the same meanings as -fy, used in English derivatives and in loanwords from French formed in a parallel fashion:
classify; intensify; solidify[/ex]
Etymology: extracted from instances of -fy preceded by the Latin linking vowel -i- -i-

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • -ify — əˌfī verb suffix ( ed/ ing/ es) Etymology: Middle English ifien, from Old French ifier, from Latin ificare, from i + ficare fy : fy * * * var. of fy after a consonant: intensify. [ME ifien < MF ifier < L ificare, equiv. to i I + ficare …   Useful english dictionary

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  • -ify — verb suffix Etymology: Middle English ifien, from Anglo French ifier, from Latin ificare, from i + ficare fy fy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -ify — var. of fy after a consonant: intensify. [ME ifien < MF ifier < L ificare, equiv. to i I + ficare FY] * * * …   Universalium

  • ify — ISO 639 3 Code of Language ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Living Language Name : Keley I Kallahan …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • IFY — abbr. International Foundation Year …   Dictionary of abbreviations

  • -ify — suffix (in verbs) also fy 1 to affect something in a particular way, or become something: to purify (=make or become pure) | to clarify the situation (=make it clear) 2 to fill someone with a particular feeling: They terrify me. (=fill me with… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • -ify — i·fy …   English syllables

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