So it is with South Park, which edifies as it offends—or maybe edifies because it offends.
In so far as the drama uplifts and edifies the audience, it does so, not by precept or by syllogism, but by emotional suggestion.
He opens his budget and edifies us with a speech—one-half the house goes away.
To her great surprise she hears that the sister continues there, and edifies the whole community by her piety.
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.