edifyverb [ T ]uk /ˈed.ɪ.faɪ/ us /ˈed.ə.faɪ/ formal
Examples from literature
- As an impartial historian, I consider it my duty to notice their several theories, by which mankind have been so exceedingly edified and instructed.
- He did not pronounce windy orations about things that did not concern or edify them.
- He himself has expressed some part of his thoughts on that subject, and we cannot read them without being edified.
- The history of Congress is strewn with oratorical derelicts, who have often edified their auditors, but quite as often blocked the course of legislation.