Edified
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] [1913 Webster]

There was a holy chapel edified. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge; to teach. [1913 Webster]

It does not appear probable that our dispute [about miracles] would either edify or enlighten the public. --Gibbon. [1913 Webster]

3. To teach or persuade. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


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