Definitions for edifyˈɛd ə faɪ

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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

  5. Origin: [F. difier, L. aedificare; aedes a building, house, orig., a fireplace (akin to Gr. to burn, Skr. idh to kindle, OHG. eit funeral pile, AS. d, OIr. aed fire) + facere to make. See Fact, -fy.]

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