Edify Definition

edified, edifies, edifying
edified, edifies, edifying
To instruct in such a way as to improve, enlighten, or uplift morally, spiritually, or intellectually.
Webster's New World
To build; establish.
Webster's New World

Origin of Edify

  • Middle English edifien from Old French edifier from Late Latin aedificāre to instruct spiritually from Latin to build edifice

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French edifier (“to build, to edify”), from Latin aedificare (“build”).

    From Wiktionary

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