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ed·i·fy

edify

 
pronunciation:
e d faI
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: edified, edifies, edifying
definition: to enlighten or inform so as to uplift morally, intellectually, or spiritually.
School teachers of the 1800s edified their pupils by presenting to them the fables of Aesop and other morality tales.
similar words:
educate, illuminate
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derivations: edifyingly (adv.), edification (n.), edifier (n.)