(adjective, verb)


1. 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

Similar word(s): enlightening


1. present participle of edify

- "Do not let any corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good for the use of edifying that it may minister grace unto the hearers." -Ephesians 4:29 (KJV)