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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Edify \Ed"i*fy\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Edified; p. pr. & vb. n.
Edifying.] [F. ['e]difier, L. aedificare; aedes a building,
house, orig., a fireplace (akin to Gr. ? to burn, Skr. idh to
kindle, OHG. eit funeral pile, AS. [=a]d, OIr. aed fire) +
facere to make. See Fact, -fy.]
1. To build; to construct. [Archaic]
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
3. To teach or persuade. [Obs.] --Bacon.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: instructed and encouraged in moral, intellectual, and
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