verb (used with object), ed·i·fied, ed·i·fy·ing.
Origin of edify
Examples from the Web for edifies
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.The Theory of the Theatre|Clayton Hamilton
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