edify (ED-i-fy)

verb transitive: to instruct in order to improve the mind or character

Via French from Latin aedificare (to build), from aedis (building) + facere (make). Earliest documented use: 1340.

Usage (from Wordsmith)
“If [translator Jay Rubin’s] suggestion [not to read literature in translation] were to be heeded, most of us would not be edified by the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Albert Camus, Italo Calvino, and Saadat Hasan Manto.”
G. Seetharaman; Despite Pitfalls, Publishers Bet on Translated Vernacular Indian Literature; The Economic Times (New Delhi, India); Dec 16, 2013.

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