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edify

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Education
edifyed‧i‧fy /ˈedɪfaɪ/ verb (edified, edifying, edifies) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 formalSETEACH to improve someone’s mind or character by teaching them something syn enlightenedification /ˌedɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 For our edification, the preacher reminded us what ‘duty’ meant.
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edifyI've had to edit ten years of your memories, a lot of which weren't edifying.The arts, in short, were pleasant and edifying if not quite essential.The movie neither edifies nor entertains its viewers.The corporate form has always been in ceaseless conflict with the edifying spirit of man.It does not matter whether the purpose is to educate or edify, to corrupt or simply to make money.It was edifying to see how much excitement Ibrahim and the band could generate without shouting.No doubt in time Hamish will edify us on the subject of bastardised Corbetts.
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Verb table
edify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyedify
he, she, itedifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyedified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave edified
he, she, ithas edified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad edified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill edify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have edified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam edifying
he, she, itis edifying
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you, we, theyare edifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas edifying
you, we, theywere edifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been edifying
he, she, ithas been edifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been edifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be edifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been edifying
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