edify

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To build, construct

That Castle was most goodly edifyde, / And plaste for pleasure nigh that forrest syde .

To instruct or improve morally or intellectually

That they ought to edify one another by maintaining and promoting the knowledge of truth.

to build up, or strengthen, especially in morals or religion
{v} to build up, instruct, improve, profit
To teach or persuade
make understand; "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"
To improve
to improve someone's mind or character by teaching them something (édifier, from aedificare , from aedes )
{f} educate morally or spiritually, provide moral guidance, strengthen, improve
To build; to construct
To instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge; to teach
edifying
Present participle of edify

Do not let any corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good for the use of edifying that it may minister grace unto the hearers. -Ephesians 4:29 (KJV).

edifying
That enlightens or uplifts
edifying
That educates, informs, illuminates or instructs
edification
{n} a building up in faith, instruction
edifying
{a} building up, instructing, profiting
edification
uplifting enlightenment
edification
The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; instruction
edification
{i} moral guidance, moral improvement, strengthening and building up of character
edification
If something is done for your edification, it is done to benefit you in some way, for example by teaching you about something. Demonstrations, films, and videotapes are shown for your edification
edification
A building or edifice
edified
past of edify
edified
instructed and encouraged in moral, intellectual, and spiritual improvement
edifies
third-person singular of edify
edifying
If you describe something as edifying, you mean that it benefits you in some way, for example by teaching you about something. In the 18th century art was seen, along with music and poetry, as something edifying. = instructive
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disapproval You say that something is not very edifying when you want to express your disapproval or dislike of it, or to suggest that there is something unpleasant or unacceptable about it. It all brought back memories of a not very edifying past. an edifying speech, book etc improves your mind or moral character by teaching you something - sometimes used humorously
edifying
Instructing; improving; as, an edifying conversation
edifying
enlightening or uplifting so as to encourage intellectual or moral improvement; "the paintings in the church served an edifying purpose even for those who could not read"
edifyingly
In such a manner as to instruct or enlighten
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