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English[]

Alternative spellings[]

  • ædify (archaic)

Etymology[]

Latin aedificare 'build'.

Pronunciation[]

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Edify

Third person singular
edif

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
i

to Edify (third-person singular simple present edif, present participle i, simple past and past participle ed)

  1. (now rare) To build, construct.
    • Template:RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene, III.i:
      That Castle was most goodly edifyde, / And plaste for pleasure nigh that forrest syde [...].
  2. (transitive) To instruct or improve morally or intellectually.
    • 1813, The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine, Vol. VI, page 455
      That they ought to edify one another by maintaining and promoting the knowledge of truth.

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fa:edify fr:edify io:edify kn:edify hu:edify ml:edify fi:edify ta:edify te:edify vi:edify zh:edify

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