verb (used with object), ed·i·fied, ed·i·fy·ing.
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For the plurality of churches, without ministers and order, shall rather hurt than edify.
Historic fidelity is to him a matter of indifference; he is only anxious to edify the reader.The Apostles|Ernest Renan
He will do his best to edify and amuse them: they may remember Cintino some day!The Browning Cyclopdia|Edward Berdoe
I must own that the spectacle which I witnessed on the day of my presentation did not edify me.Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men|Francois Arago
Compassion may display itself in readiness both to relieve the physical needs of another, and to edify his character.Lux Mundi|Various