edify
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(pronounced ED-eh-figh)

This verb is commonly used in a religious and/or moralistic context, but it is not limited to that function. In its most basic use, it means to inform or enlighten, and since we’re always doing that, it’s a pretty useful word.

Example: In anticipation of the primary investor’s arrival, Bill, the project architect, assured the rest of the design team that she would edify them on the development’s future purpose, inspiring the group with her enthusiasm, focus and drive.