Edify is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of edify, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - make understand
EXAMPLES - Edify in a Sentence
- In return, we will attempt to tutor you, to edify you. (source)
- Always the goal was to educate and edify, not to entertain. (source)
- Contains also remarks on terraces, which are expected to edify. (source)
- The truth behind the maidservant and her letter would edify him. (source)
- And here's my problem with this story, and maybe you can edify me. (source)
- I am going to edify you with a quote that has fueled me since March. (source)
- "Gee, hon, all things are legal to you, but not all things edify you?" (source)
- His aim was clearly to encourage greater dialogue, empathy, and to edify. (source)
- But your mirth-makers, can you say they benefit the body or edify the soul? (source)
- _Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do_. (source)
- It also skirts around aedificare and hence the English "edify" - to improve spiritually. (source)
- If we edify praise, as well as unity and peace, our offspring will practice kindheartedness. (source)
- The good doctor tells the patient, "All things are legal to me, but not all things edify me." (source)
- Obama is not here to entertain or edify us; he's here to be consumed, like the wine and the wafer. (source)
- DOBBS: Marc, we can sit here and not really edify anyone including ourselves by trading statistics. (source)
- As if someone sitting under a palapa all day can edify us on the merits of drug legalization. johanson (source)
- They are written to edify, and not to please, and we should even combat our disinclination to read them. (source)
- But words are my forte, I think, so allow me to edify its nature with a list of things it is and it isn't: (source)
- Clinton has a right to pursue her tilt against windmills and an obligation to edify and perserve the Party. (source)
- If a particular story can edify future doctors, or educate the public, there might be value in publishing it. (source)
- "It was in fact musicians who first found a way to get back to work to edify people's souls," said Mayor Landrieu. (source)
- Commentary, which should at once instruct the uninformed, edify the devout, and facilitate the studies of the learned. (source)
- To edify her regal deeds, she's many ropes of luscious beads, enhancing equally, silks or tweeds, no matter what she wears. (source)
- Richard Rorty characterises 20th century philosophy as a distinction between those that 'edify' and those that 'systematise'. (source)
- Hugh, somewhat unceremoniously and irreverently, followed his young master out, and left her to edify the rest of the company. (source)
- Highlighting the variety of flavors and textures available, Wurstkuche is a great place to edify your knowledge of beer and fill up on some amazing eats. (source)
- The aim which should ever burn clear before us, and preside over even our smallest actions, is that which lies in this misused old word, 'edify' yourselves. (source)
- The King Memorial, and Alpha's effort to edify the legacy of one of its own, cast a spotlight on the fraternity's ideals and the manifestation of those ideals. (source)
- ( "edify"), by removing those things which are hindrances to edification, and testing what is unsound, and putting together all that is true in the building [Chrysostom]. (source)
- There is no need to give a prolonged detail of the animated conversation which ensued during the rest of the banquet; a conversation which would not much edify the reader. (source)
- Guests will be drawn from political, media, and literary circles both in the United States and abroad, who contribute to the show's themes and edify the listening audience. (source)
- Now, Chris, just to edify our viewers somewhat, you have two real serial shooters, one apparently is a random shooter who has gone around shooting at people he doesn't know. (source)
- "edify," literally, "build up," namely, in faith, hope, and love, by discoursing together on such edifying topics as the Lord's coming, and the glory of the saints (Mal 3: 16). (source)
- Instead of cutely proposing that he edify himself, Giuliani's opponents should tell him he is not only ill-equipped to be president, but unqualified to participate in presidential debates. (source)
- He's won our daughters with, "well might he reply, that in endeavoring to relieve the oppressed, to elevate the poor, and to instruct and edify those of a happier condition, he had only held" the mirror up to Nature. (source)
- Hotel in Boston, reading it aloud with particular care, because it was to his five-year-old daughter; I looked it up in his biography the other day, hoping to edify my own grandlings, who need all the morality they can get. (source)
- The aim of all Christian worship is to bring us nearer to God and to Christ -- not merely to touch our heart, or soothe our conscience, or improve our minds, but to "edify" us -- that is, to build us up in faith and holiness and comfort unto salvation. (source)
- So, in that spirit and in an effort to temporarily edify and embitter you, my many readers like most primitive people -- and I am a primitive people -- I know only the numbers "1", "2" and "many", I'd like to share the resolutions I plan to make this coming New Year: (source)
- He is very much embarrassed about the arms, as if they were inconvenient to him and he wanted to grovel, is very much in a perspiration about the head, and never speaks without first putting up his great hand, as delivering a token to his hearers that he is going to edify them. (source)
- I have thought that the predominance in the minds of moralists of a desire to edify has impeded the real progress of ethical science: and that this would be benefited by an application to it of the same disinterested curiosity to which we chiefly owe the great discoveries of physics. (source)
- In fact, most people in the world hope and expect that someone with divine authority and/or great wisdom will deliver the judgment and truth that will edify, counsel and unite humanity, and correct those who have misled us, divided us, and caused such horrible conflict and tribulation in the world. (source)
- As you have proven here, you trolls have no interest in the essence of the issue, you can only argue prejudiced opinions, not facts, and you aren't here to edify the group, or to seek anything akin to answers, you are just trolls under our bridges who jump out and say "boo" for no good reason and with no good results. (source)
- I even attended one of Elspeth's committee teas, and as a traveller of vast experience my views were ardently sought by the organising trots; I assured them that they must insist on the Turks bringing a troupe of their famous contortionist dancers, a sorority akin to the ancient Vestal Virgins; the religious and cultural significance of their muscular movements was of singular interest, I said, and could not fail to edify the masses. 59 (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 54.0, which suggests that "edify" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 5 synonyms for edify.
educate, enlighten, improve, teach, uplift
We have 1 antonym for edify.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of edify from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To instruct especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To build, construct.
- (verb) To instruct or improve morally or intellectually.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-intransitive) To build; to construct.
- (verb-intransitive) To instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge; to teach.
- (verb-intransitive) To teach or persuade.
- (verb-intransitive) To improve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To build; construct.
- (None) To build in or upon; cover with buildings.
- (None) To build up or increase the faith, morality, etc., of; impart instruction to, particularly in morals or religion.
- (None) To convince or persuade.
- (None) To benefit; favor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) make understand