Edified vs Encouraged - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between edified and encouraged
is that edified
) while encouraged
As an adjective edified
is (obsolete) furnished with buildings.
(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 [...].
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