Definition of -fy in English:


Pronunciation /fʌɪ/


  • 1(added to nouns) forming verbs denoting making or producing.

    • ‘speechify’
    1. 1.1Denoting transformation or the process of making into.
      • ‘petrify’
  • 2Forming verbs denoting the making of a state defined by an adjective.

    • ‘falsify’
  • 3Forming verbs expressing a causative sense.

    • ‘horrify’


From French -fier, from Latin -ficare, -facere, from facere ‘do, make’.