It does not come to be edified or educated; it has no desire to be taught: what it wants is to have its emotions played upon.
And yet this is the picture-writing of the Aztecs, with which the world has been so edified for centuries.
Lilly could not comprehend why one should have to bare one's neck and shoulders in order to be edified by "The Winter's Tale."
Listen for a moment to those gentlemen and you will be edified.
We confess that we are edified by this simple, yet sublime and holy piety.
However, I am edified to find you a gentleman of great learning and experience.
If the waters dont cure, one is sure to have been amused, if not edified.
With these I edified so well, that within a few months I became a skeleton.
They gave the strictest attention and were edified by what they saw and heard.
Nobody is edified, nobody is regenerated, nobody is improved, but all are entertained.
to inform or enlighten intellectually or spiritually
Latin aedes 'building' + -ficare 'to make'
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.