Countrify
Countrify Coun"tri*fy (k?n"tr?-f?), v. t. To give a rural appearance to; to cause to appear rustic. --Lamb. [1913 Webster]

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  • countrify — countrified, countrify meaning ‘rural’ and ‘to make rural’, should be spelt this way, not countryfied, countryfy …   Modern English usage

  • countrify — /kun treuh fuy /, v.t., countrified, countrifying. to make countrified. [COUNTRY + FY] * * * countrify, v. (ˈkʌntrɪfaɪ) [f. country + fy; cf. beautify.] To impart the characteristics of the country to; to make rural or rustic. Chiefly in pa. pple …   Useful english dictionary

  • countrify — /kun treuh fuy /, v.t., countrified, countrifying. to make countrified. [COUNTRY + FY] * * * …   Universalium

  • countrify — verb To make rural or rustic. Ant: citify …   Wiktionary

  • countrified — countrifiedness, n. /kun treuh fuyd /, adj. 1. rustic or rural in appearance, conduct, etc.: a countrified person; a countrified area amid the suburbs. 2. not sophisticated or cosmopolitan; provincial. Also, countryfied. [1645 55; COUNTRIFY +… …   Universalium

  • citify — verb a) To become more like or more in the character of a city. The metropolis grows like a tree in concentric circles, rim upon rim, the inner rings hardening or citifying and the outer bark expanding or urbanizing. b) To become more like a city …   Wiktionary

  • farm — Synonyms and related words: Arcadian, Dymaxion house, White House, acreage, adobe house, agrarian, agrestic, agricultural, agronomic, allotment, arable, arable land, barnyard, barton, be killed, breed, bucolic, building, casa, cattle ranch,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rusticate — Synonyms and related words: ban, banish, blackball, cast out, cop out, countrify, cut, deport, disfellowship, exclude, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expel, extradite, farm, forsake the world, fugitate, go into retirement, live alone, live… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • countrified — countrified, countrify meaning ‘rural’ and ‘to make rural’, should be spelt this way, not countryfied, countryfy …   Modern English usage

  • -fy — This suffix forming English verbs corresponds to French fier and Latin ficare. It occurs from the 15c onwards in words either borrowed whole from French or modelled on French forms (e.g. beautify, classify, horrify, pacify), and is also an active …   Modern English usage

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