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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Edify  \Ed"i*fy\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Edified};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Edifying}.]  [F.  ['e]difier,  L.  aedificare  aedes  a  building, 
  house,  orig.,  a  fireplace  (akin  to  Gr  ?  to  burn,  Skr.  idh  to 
  kindle,  OHG.  eit  funeral  pile,  AS  [=a]d,  OIr.  aed  fire)  + 
  facere  to  make  See  {Fact},  {-fy}.] 
  1.  To  build;  to  construct.  [Archaic] 
 
  There  was  a  holy  chapel  edified.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  instruct  and  improve,  especially  in  moral  and  religious 
  knowledge;  to  teach. 
 
  It  does  not  appear  probable  that  our  dispute  [about 
  miracles]  would  either  edify  or  enlighten  the 
  public.  --Gibbon. 
 
  3.  To  teach  or  persuade.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  edified 
  adj  :  instructed  and  encouraged  in  moral,  intellectual,  and 
  spiritual  improvement 




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