Edit vs Edify - What's the difference?

edit | edify |


As a noun edit

is an edict, type of legislative and/or judicial proclamation, originally emanating from a roman magistrate.

As a verb edify is

to build, construct.

edit

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A change to the text of a document.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To change a text, or a document.
  • I want to edit this sentence.
    Wikipedia is an interactive encyclopedia which allows anybody to edit and improve articles.
  • To be the editor of a publication.
  • He edits the Bee.

    Synonyms

    * retouch, fix up, alter

    Anagrams

    * diet * tide * tied ----

    edify

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To build, construct.
  • * , III.i:
  • That Castle was most goodly edifyde , / And plaste for pleasure nigh that forrest syde
  • To instruct or improve morally or intellectually.
  • * Gibbon
  • It does not appear probable that our dispute [about miracles] would either edify or enlighten the public.
  • * 1813 , The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine, Vol. VI , page 455
  • That they ought to edify one another by maintaining and promoting the knowledge of truth.
    (Francis Bacon)

    Anagrams

    *