It seems to me that when a noun is verbed, there is a typically a period of consternation, followed by gradual acquiescence and then near universal acceptance. But how long does this all take?
If I’m right, transition (v.i.) didn’t really take off until the late 70s, and the tut-tutting took around 20 years to die down, but now it is hardly ever commented on.
This is just my subjective impression: does it accord with yours?
(Pretty much everything in this post is my subjective impression, so I won’t be flagging each separate comment as a subjective impression… just bear that in mind so I don’t sound falsely authoritative in your heads.)
Sports commentators really took to medal (v.i.) in the 90s and it still raises eyebrows, or causes the eyes beneath them to roll.
I would reckon that 20 years after the first bloom of a verbing, everyone except the serious curmudgeons accepts it. After 40 years, even the curmudgeons forget to be irritated. Something like that timescale?