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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To improve someone's mind or character by teaching them something.

Usage examples (38)
  • I will enter into supreme mindfulness this day, allowing only thoughts, words and actions that support, bless and edify other sentient beings.
  • It also skirts around aedificare and hence the English "edify" - to improve spiritually.
  • Richard Rorty characterises 20th century philosophy as a distinction between those that 'edify' and those that 'systematise'.
  • He did not write to amuse, but to edify and instruct. for more
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