from The Century Dictionary.
- To render ladylike; make a lady of; give the title or style of lady to.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb obsolete To make a lady of; to make ladylike.
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- verb obsolete To make a
ladyof; to make ladylike.
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They had met when they were thirteen, when Gramp had carted her off to school in England to "ladify" her, since he swore she was turning into a wee hoyden with no sense a-tall of her station — which was certainly true, for all that, but not very fair as far as she was concerned at the time.
Tender Rebel Lindsey, Johanna 1988