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ed·i·fy

 (ĕd′ə-fī′)
tr.v. ed·i·fied, ed·i·fy·ing, ed·i·fies
To instruct especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement.

[Middle English edifien, from Old French edifier, from Late Latin aedificāre, to instruct spiritually, from Latin, to build; see edifice.]

ed′i·fi′er n.
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Adj.1.edified - instructed and encouraged in moral, intellectual, and spiritual improvement
enlightened - having knowledge and spiritual insight
References in classic literature ?
And some want to be edified and raised up, and call it virtue: and others want to be cast down,--and likewise call it virtue.
Claude had confided him to that same college of Torchi where he had passed his early years in study and meditation; and it was a grief to him that this sanctuary, formerly edified by the name of Frollo, should to-day be scandalized by it.
I have seen Justin Lebasset die, dear Arribas, and was touched, edified, to the bottom of my soul.