edify


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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.

edify

(ˈɛdɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to improve the morality, intellect, etc, of, esp by instruction
[C14: from Old French edifier, from Latin aedificāre to construct, from aedēs a dwelling, temple + facere to make]
ˈediˌfier n
ˈediˌfying adj
ˈediˌfyingly adv

ed•i•fy

(ˈɛd ə faɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to instruct or benefit, esp. morally or spiritually; uplift; enlighten.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French edifier < Latin aedificāre to build (Late Latin: to edify, strengthen) =aedi-, s. of aedes house, temple + -ficāre -fy]
ed′i•fi`er, n.
ed′i•fy`ing•ly, adv.

edify


Past participle: edified
Gerund: edifying

Imperative
edify
edify
Present
I edify
you edify
he/she/it edifies
we edify
you edify
they edify
Preterite
I edified
you edified
he/she/it edified
we edified
you edified
they edified
Present Continuous
I am edifying
you are edifying
he/she/it is edifying
we are edifying
you are edifying
they are edifying
Present Perfect
I have edified
you have edified
he/she/it has edified
we have edified
you have edified
they have edified
Past Continuous
I was edifying
you were edifying
he/she/it was edifying
we were edifying
you were edifying
they were edifying
Past Perfect
I had edified
you had edified
he/she/it had edified
we had edified
you had edified
they had edified
Future
I will edify
you will edify
he/she/it will edify
we will edify
you will edify
they will edify
Future Perfect
I will have edified
you will have edified
he/she/it will have edified
we will have edified
you will have edified
they will have edified
Future Continuous
I will be edifying
you will be edifying
he/she/it will be edifying
we will be edifying
you will be edifying
they will be edifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been edifying
you have been edifying
he/she/it has been edifying
we have been edifying
you have been edifying
they have been edifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been edifying
you will have been edifying
he/she/it will have been edifying
we will have been edifying
you will have been edifying
they will have been edifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been edifying
you had been edifying
he/she/it had been edifying
we had been edifying
you had been edifying
they had been edifying
Conditional
I would edify
you would edify
he/she/it would edify
we would edify
you would edify
they would edify
Past Conditional
I would have edified
you would have edified
he/she/it would have edified
we would have edified
you would have edified
they would have edified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.edify - make understand; "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"
instruct, teach, learn - impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"

edify

verb instruct, school, teach, inform, guide, improve, educate, nurture, elevate, enlighten, uplift the ability of comedy to edify as well as to entertain an audience

edify

verb
To enable (one) to understand, especially in a spiritual sense:
Translations
berigeoplyse
pamokymaspamokyti
navádzať k lepšiemu životu
aydınlatmaköğretmek

edify

[ˈedɪfaɪ] VTedificar

edify

vterbauen

edify

[ˈɛdɪˌfaɪ] vtedificare

edify

(ˈedifai) verb
to improve the mind or morals of.
ˌedifiˈcation noun
I told you that piece of news for your edification.
ˈedifying adjective
instructive; morally improving. an edifying lecture.
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Edify Corporation, a global supplier of voice and speech solutions, and an S1 subsidiary, has launched the the Edify Developer Network and the availability of an open-source version of the Edify Virtual Attendant (EVA).
That attitude is manifest in the isolation of ultrafashionable figures who appear to be stayed, both by their own self-consciousness at being looked at and by their desire to edify the one whose gaze pins them in place.
Though his commentary would edify anyone interested in the history of letters, Davie illustrates his discussion with extensive passages of untranslated Italian.
Eastman Kodak Company has (NYSE:EK) selected Edify Corporation's advanced speech recognition application, enabling the company to streamline its call routing process and improve customer satisfaction.
Edify Corp., a global supplier of voice and speech solutions and an S1 subsidiary, announced it was placed in the Leader Quadrant in the Gartner Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and Enterprise Voice Portal Magic Quadrant 2004.