verb (used with object), ed·i·fied, ed·i·fy·ing.
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So it is with South Park, which edifies as it offends—or maybe edifies because it offends.
Nothing edifies Davis in the film apart from his music, but even that is conveyed meekly.
A long work and a short prayer edifies the house, but a long prayer and a short work destroys it.Serbia in Light and Darkness|Nikolaj Velimirovic
In so far as the drama uplifts and edifies the audience, it does so, not by precept or by syllogism, but by emotional suggestion.The Theory of the Theatre|Clayton Hamilton
The critic—with his own tongue still edifies his ears, 614, &c.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)|Alexander Pope
To her great surprise she hears that the sister continues there, and edifies the whole community by her piety.A Literary History of the English People|Jean Jules Jusserand
He opens his budget and edifies us with a speech—one-half the house goes away.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7|Elbert Hubbard