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Topic: EDUCATION

Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: édifier, from Latin aedificare 'to build a house', from aedes 'house'

edify

verb
     
ed‧i‧fy past tense and past participle edified, present participle edifying, third person singular edifies [transitive]
formalSE to improve someone's mind or character by teaching them something
edification noun [uncountable]
For our edification, the preacher reminded us what `duty' meant.
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