ED'IFY, verb transitive [Latin oedifico; oedes, a house, and facio, to make.]
1. To build, in a literal sense. [Not now used.]
2. To instruct and improve the mind in knowledge generally, and particularly in moral and religious knowledge, in faith and holiness.
Edify one another. 1 Thessalonians 5:11.
3. To teach or persuade. [Not used.]