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v. ver·si·fied, ver·si·fy·ing, ver·si·fies
1. To change from prose into metrical form.
2. To treat or tell in verse: versify stories from the Bible.
To write verses.

[Middle English versifien, from Old French versifier, from Latin versificāre : versus, verse; see verse1 + -ficāre, -fy.]

ver′si·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
ver′si·fi′er n.


1. (Poetry) the technique or art of versifying
2. (Poetry) the form or metrical composition of a poem
3. (Poetry) a metrical version of a prose text


(ˌvɜr sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

1. the act of versifying.
2. verse form; metrical structure.
3. a metrical version of something.
4. the art of composing verses.
[1595–1605; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.versification - a metrical adaptation of something (e.g., of a prose text)
adaptation, version - a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form; "the play is an adaptation of a short novel"
2.versification - the form or metrical composition of a poem
form - an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; "the essay was in the form of a dialogue"; "he first sketches the plot in outline form"
poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody - (prosody) a system of versification
rhyme, rime - correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
3.versification - the art or practice of writing verse
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"


[ˌvɜːsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nversificación f


n (= act)Versbildung f; (= style)Versform f; (= rules)Verskunst f
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