Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Middle English; From Old French edifier, from Latin aedificare "build," from aedis "dwelling" + facere "make." The word originally referred to constructing a building.
Synonyms
  • enlighten
  • uplift educate
Antonyms
  • forget
  • corrupt
Definition
to instruct or benefit, especially morally or spiritually; uplift: enlighten
Example
A) Please edify the class as to the subject of Pascal's Triangle. B) The preacher's attempt to edify the congregation went poorly, mostly because he spoke in such a stuffy manner.
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