Edify

Definition of Edify

Ed´i`fy
v. i.1.To build; to construct.
[imp. & p. p. Edified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Edifying.]
There was a holy chapel edified.
- Spenser.
2.To instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge; to teach.
It does not appear probable that our dispute [about miracles] would either edify or enlighten the public.
- Gibbon.
3.To teach or persuade.
1.To improve.

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