Definitions for edifyˈɛd ə faɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ed•i•fyˈɛd ə faɪ(v.t.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. to instruct or benefit, esp. morally or spiritually; uplift; enlighten.

Origin of edify:

1300–50; ME < AF, OF edifier < L aedificāre to build (LL: to edify, strengthen) =aedi-, s. of aedes house, temple +-ficāre -fy


Princeton's WordNet

  1. enlighten, edify(verb)

    make understand

    "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"


  1. edify(Verb)

    To build, construct.

  2. edify(Verb)

    To instruct or improve morally or intellectually.

  3. Origin: Latin aedificare 'build'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edify(verb)

    to build; to construct

  2. Edify(verb)

    to instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge; to teach

  3. Edify(verb)

    to teach or persuade

  4. Edify(verb)

    to improve

Anagrams of edify

  1. deify

Translations for edify

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to improve the mind or morals of.

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