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edify

[ ed-uh-fahy ]
/ 藞蓻d 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), ed路i路fied, ed路i路fy路ing.
to instruct or benefit, especially morally or spiritually; uplift: religious paintings that edify the viewer.
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Origin of edify

First recorded in 1300鈥50; Middle English edifien, from Anglo-French, Old French edifier, from Latin aedific膩re 鈥渢o build,鈥 equivalent to aedi- (stem of aedes ) 鈥渉ouse, temple鈥 + -fic膩re -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM edify

ed路i路fi路er, nounnon路ed路i路fied, adjectivere路ed路i路fy, verb (used with object), re路ed路i路fied, re路ed路i路fy路ing.un路ed路i路fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for edify

edify
/ (藞蓻d瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to improve the morality, intellect, etc, of, esp by instruction

Derived forms of edify

edifier, nounedifying, adjectiveedifyingly, adverb

Word Origin for edify

C14: from Old French edifier, from Latin aedific膩re to construct, from aed膿s a dwelling, temple + facere to make
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