verb (used with object), ed·i·fied, ed·i·fy·ing.
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And that this juridical and canonical sifting of poor ministers was not to edify and reform.Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth|Lucy Aikin
He took up his abode outside the town, and continued to astonish and edify the peasants who came into Lecce to market.Curiosities of Olden Times|S. Baring-Gould
By the singing of their verses; in that singing they give delight, or they edify, or they edify and delight together.The Heroic Enthusiasts,(1 of 2) (Gli Eroici Furori)|Giordano Bruno
Ayloffe showed as much contempt of death as either Argyle or Rumbold: but his end did not, like theirs, edify pious minds.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
They may edify each other, they certainly have no power of edifying any one else.The Religious Life of London|J. Ewing Ritchie