Sensational Suffixes: IFY – 79 Words

acidify

turn acidic

amplify

increase the volume of

beatify

make blessedly happy

beautify

make more beautiful

calcify

become impregnated with calcium salts

certify

provide evidence for

clarify

make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating

classify

arrange or order by categories

codify

organize into a system, such as a body of law

crucify

kill by nailing onto a cross

dehumidify

make less humid

deify

exalt to the position of a God

detoxify

remove poison from

dignify

confer honor upon

disqualify

make unfit or unsuitable

diversify

vary in order to spread risk or to expand

dulcify

make sweeter in taste

edify

make understand

electrify

equip for use with charged energy

emulsify

thoroughly combine liquids that do not normally stay mixed

exemplify

be characteristic of

falsify

make false by mutilation or addition

fancify

make more beautiful

fortify

make strong or stronger

fructify

make productive or fruitful

gasify

turn into gas

glorify

praise or honor

gratify

make happy or satisfied

horrify

fill with anxiety, dread, or alarm

humidify

make (more) humid

identify

recognize as being

indemnify

secure against future loss, damage, or liability

intensify

increase in extent

jollify

celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking

justify

show to be right by providing proof

liquify

become liquid or fluid when heated

magnify

increase in size, volume or significance

minify

make smaller

modify

cause to change; make different

mollify

cause to be more favorably inclined

mortify

cause to feel shame

mummify

remove the organs and dry out in order to preserve it

mystify

be puzzling or bewildering to

notify

inform somebody of something

nullify

declare invalid

objectify

treat or regard as a thing, rather than as a person

ossify

become bony

oversimplify

simplify to an excessive degree

pacify

ease the anger, agitation, or strong emotion of

personify

attribute human qualities to something

petrify

change into stone

preachify

speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements

prettify

make more beautiful

purify

distill or remove contaminants from

qualify

prove capable or fit; meet requirements

quantify

use as a quantifier

ramify

have or develop complicating consequences

ratify

approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation

reclassify

classify anew, change the previous classification

rectify

make right or correct

reify

consider an abstract concept to be real

rigidify

become rigid

sanctify

render holy by means of religious rites

signify

denote or connote

simplify

make easier or reduce in complexity or extent

solidify

become firm

specify

be particular about

speechify

make speeches

stratify

form, arrange, or deposit in layers

stultify

deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless

terrify

frighten greatly

testify

give a solemn statement in a court of law

transmogrify

change completely the nature or appearance of

typify

embody the essential characteristics of

unify

join or combine

verify

confirm the truth of

vilify

spread negative information about

vitrify

change into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat

vivify

give new life or energy to
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