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Definition of edify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

edify

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈɛdəˌfaɪ//
 
[intransitive, transitive] edify somebody (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they edify
 
he / she / it edifies
 
past simple edified
 
-ing form edifying
 
 
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to improve people's minds or character by teaching them about something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: edify