Versify vs Verse - What's the difference?

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Versify is a related term of verse.


As verbs the difference between versify and verse

is that versify is (ambitransitive) to make or compose verses while verse is (obsolete) to compose verses or verse can be to educate about, to teach about or verse can be (colloquial) to oppose, to be an opponent for, as in a game, contest or battle.

As a noun verse is

a poetic form with regular meter and a fixed rhyme scheme.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

versify

English

Verb

  • (ambitransitive) to make or compose verses
  • * Dryden
  • I'll versify in spite, and do my best.
  • to tell in verse; deal with in verse form
  • to turn (prose) into poetry; rewrite in verse form
  • Derived terms

    * (l)

    verse

    English

    Etymology 1

    Partly from (etyl) vers; partly, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A poetic form with regular meter and a fixed rhyme scheme.
  • Poetic form in general.
  • One of several similar units of a song, consisting of several lines, generally rhymed.
  • A small section of the Jewish or Christian Bible.
  • Derived terms
    * blank verse * free verse

    Verb

    (vers)
  • (obsolete) To compose verses.
  • * Sir (Philip Sidney) (1554-1586)
  • It is not rhyming and versing that maketh a poet.
  • To tell in verse, or poetry.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • playing on pipes of corn and versing love

    Etymology 2

    Verb

    (vers)
  • to educate about, to teach about.
  • * , chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part.

    Etymology 3

    Back-formation from versus, misconstrued as a third-person singular verb *verses .

    Verb

    (vers)
  • (colloquial) To oppose, to be an opponent for, as in a game, contest or battle.
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