Definition of Edify

1. Verb. Make understand. "The performance is likely to edify Sue"; "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"

Exact synonyms: Enlighten
Generic synonyms: Instruct, Learn, Teach
Derivative terms: Edification, Enlightenment



Definition of Edify

1. v. i. To build; to construct.

2. v. i. To improve.

Definition of Edify

1. Verb. (rare) To build, construct. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To instruct or improve morally or intellectually. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Edify

1. to enlighten [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES] - See also: enlighten

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Literary usage of Edify

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"... individual is to " edify " the individual; according to I Cor. xiv. 4, " he that speaketh in a tongue " " edifieth " himself (only). ..."

2. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1880)
"All must be done in the Spirit and by the Spirit, so as to honour our Almighty Father, and to edify the Church of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. ..."

3. The Works of Hannah More by Hannah More (1835)
"... S.iint Paul shows himself not only to be the humblest, but the politest of men. church, 'Comfort yourselves together, and edify one another,' he again ..."

4. The Works of Thomas Shepard: First Pastor of the First Church, Cambridge by Thomas Shepard (1853)
"... but of the whole church, and each member in the church, according to his place and ability, to edify the whole. Eph. iv. 16, " From whom the whole body, ..."

5. The History of the Church of Christ: From the Days of the Apostles, Till the by Joseph Milner (1835)
"... uf the New Testament Í edify the Christian people, who find in yon the perfect model of all virtue*. For these reasons we recall you immediately, ..."

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