Encourage vs Babify - What's the difference?

encourage | babify |


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.

encourage

English

Verb

(encourag)
  • To mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit.
  • I encouraged him during his race.
  • To spur on, strongly recommend.
  • We encourage the use of bicycles in the town centre.
  • To foster, give help or patronage
  • ''The royal family has always encouraged the arts in word and deed

    Synonyms

    * (l) * (l)

    Antonyms

    * discourage

    Derived terms

    * encouragement * encouraging * encouragingly

    babify

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To encourage another to behave like a baby; to keep another in a state of infancy.
  • *{{quote-book
  • , year=2000 , author=David Kowalewski , title= Deep Power: The Political Ecology of Wilderness and Civilization , isbn=1560727691 , page=21 , passage=Civilizational elites infantilize nonelites to keep them powerless. By letting elites babify us, we lose power.}}
  • *{{quote-book
  • , year=2006 , author=Mary-Elaine Jacobsen , title=The Brat Stops Here!: 5 Weeks (or Less) to No More Tantrums, Arguing, Or Bad Behavior , chapter=3 , isbn=0312342799 , page=61 , 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.}}