- v make understand
- a enlightening or uplifting so as to encourage intellectual or moral improvement
the paintings in the church served an edifying purpose even for those who could not read
- Downey's is an edifying case for those concerned with the inequities of drug laws to many, Downey (and his repeated failures to stay clean) represents the dark-side celebrity .
- Beyond that, there's the edifying display of people taking control of their own destinies by building beautiful, useful machines.
- Most edifying public-service programming: TrialThe City and County of Denver v.
News & Articles
- Nabors' Governance Disaster Continues
If I were Nabors I wouldn’t have been so damn quick to publish the voting results from last week’s annual meeting. They don’t make for particularly edifying reading.
June 10, 2013 - Forbes
- Fidel Castro in International Herald Tribune
HAVANA: Fidel Castro says he had an "agreeable and edifying" meeting with a top Russian Orthodox leader and that the churchman "is no enemy of socialism."
- James Madison in Right Side News
James Madison agreed: "A people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. ...... What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other...
- Helen Clark in Stuff.co.nz
That "was not an edifying experience", said Clark.