Synonyms for Edify:

n.

initiate, ground, induct. illume, illumine. instruct (noun)
improve.

v.

communication (verb)
enlighten.
instruct (verb)
enlighten, teach, educate, improve.
teach (verb)
educate, inculcate, imbue, instruct, guide, school, instill, train, coach, teach, drill, lecture, enlighten, tutor, indoctrinate.

Other synonyms:

illume. illumine. teach
teach.
Other relevant words:
ground, induct, illumine, improve, illume, initiate.

Usage examples for edify

  1. To ourselves it as the speaking with unknown tongues to the early Corinthians; we cannot fully understand our own speech, and we fear lest there be not a sufficient number of interpreters present to make our utterance edify – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler