Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: edification
IPA transcription: [,ɛdəfək'eɪʃən]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: edification, sophistication
    Meaning: uplifting enlightenment
Usage examples
  • They willingly take their pens to contribute to the edification and satisfy the lawful curiosity of their brethren.
  • My delighted sister was soon in touch with a crowd of other little girls, and brought home many of their bright sayings for my edification.
  • This spontaneity of virtues exercises on all the members a constant and sublime ministry of mutual edification and reciprocal sanctification.
  • He wrote, for his own amusement and edification, essays on politics, of which gentlemen of standing who had been favored with a perusal said with authority, at the cross-roads grocery, "The world can't beat it." One or two of these compositions got into print and vastly increased the author's local fame.