Edified vs Encouraged - What's the difference?

edified | encouraged |


As verbs the difference between edified and encouraged

is that edified is (edify) while encouraged is (encourage).

As an adjective edified

is (obsolete) furnished with buildings.

edified

English

Verb

(head)
  • (edify)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Furnished with buildings.
  • *1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.1:
  • *:Long they thus travelled in friendly wise, / Through countreyes waste, and eke well edifyde [...].
  • Anagrams

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    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