Encouraged vs Emboldened - What's the difference?

encouraged | emboldened |


As verbs the difference between encouraged and emboldened

is that encouraged is (encourage) while emboldened is (embolden).

As an adjective emboldened is

having been made bold.

encouraged

English

Verb

(head)
  • (encourage)

  • 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

    emboldened

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having been made bold.
  • They were emboldened by their great feat.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (embolden)