Encourage vs Babify - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between encourage and babify
is that encourage
is while babify
is to encourage another to behave like a baby; to keep another in a state of infancy.
To mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit.
To spur on, strongly recommend.
- I encouraged him during his race.
To foster, give help or patronage
- We encourage the use of bicycles in the town centre.
- ''The royal family has always encouraged the arts in word and deed
To encourage another to behave like a baby; to keep another in a state of infancy.
, author=David Kowalewski
, title= Deep Power: The Political Ecology of Wilderness and Civilization
, passage=Civilizational elites infantilize nonelites to keep them powerless. By letting elites babify us, we lose power.}}
, author=Mary-Elaine Jacobsen
, title=The Brat Stops Here!: 5 Weeks (or Less) to No More Tantrums, Arguing, Or Bad Behavior
, passage=If you continue to indulge you child, babify him, or take away the consequences for her irresponsible behavior, you can rest assured that in the long run you will not produce a respectful, dependable adult.}}