Edify



[ed-uh-fahy] /ˈɛd ə faɪ/

verb (used with object), edified, edifying.
1.
to instruct or benefit, especially morally or spiritually; uplift:
religious paintings that edify the viewer.
/ˈɛdɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(transitive) to improve the morality, intellect, etc, of, esp by instruction
verb

to inform or enlighten intellectually or spiritually
Word Origin

Latin aedes ‘building’ + -ficare ‘to make’
Usage Note

transitive
v.

mid-14c., “to build, construct,” also, in figurative use, “to build up morally or in faith,” from Old French edefiier “build, install, teach, instruct (morally),” from Latin aedificare “to build, construct,” in Late Latin “improve spiritually, instruct” (see edifice). Related: Edified; edifying.

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