-ify


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-ify

suff.
Variant of -fy.

-ify

suffix forming verbs
a variant of -fy: intensify.
-ification suffix forming nouns

-fy

a verbal suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, with the meanings “to make, cause to be, render” (clarify; purify); “to become, be made” (liquefy).
Compare -ify.
[Middle English < Old French -fier < Latin -ficāre, frequentative derivative of facere to make, do1]