edification edification  /ˌɛ də fə ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) uplifting enlightenment


  1. For the edification of the ruling class, Nikita Khrushchev denounced the late dictator's terror tactics in a secret speech to the 20th Party Congress in 1956.
  2. This talkathon is earnest and worthy but also mulishly static, more suitable for classroom edification than for home entertainment.
  3. The latest such anthology throws edification to the winds.


  • Nathaniel Philbrick's 'Bunker Hill:' the battle for independence begins

    Looking for a way to commemorate July 4?  For entertainment, inspiration and edification all at once, try watching a lively interview with author/historian Nathaniel Philbrick, author of “Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution.” Philbrick’s book will put you right in the t
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


  1. At one point Sontag writes: "I live my life as a spectacle for myself, for my own edification. I live my life but I don't live in it."
    on Dec 31, 2008 By: Susan Sontag Source: New York Times

  2. His friend, the Bishop Possidius wrote: "Many books were written and published by him, many homilies were given in Church and then transcribed and edited, both to refute various heresies as well as to interpret Sacred Scriptures for the edification...
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Augustine of Hippo Source: Zenit News Agency

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infatuated infatuated
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