Optional vs Encouraged - What's the difference?

optional | encouraged |


As an adjective optional

is not compulsory; left to personal choice; elective.

As a verb encouraged is

(encourage).

optional

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Not compulsory; left to personal choice; elective.
  • On that beach clothing is entirely optional .

    Antonyms

    * obligatory * mandatory * compulsory

    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