|Origin:||édifier, from Latin aedificare 'to build a house', from aedes 'house'|
ed‧i‧fy past tense and past participle edified, present participle edifying, third person singular edifies [transitive]
to improve someone's mind or character by teaching them something
—edification noun [uncountable]
For our edification, the preacher reminded us what `duty' meant.