Urged vs Encouraged - What's the difference?

urged | encouraged |


As verbs the difference between urged and encouraged

is that urged is (urge) while encouraged is (encourage).

urged

English

Verb

(head)
  • (urge)
  • Anagrams

    *

    urge

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A strong desire; an itch to do something.
  • Verb

    (urg)
  • To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight
  • To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My brother never / Did urge me in his act; I did inquire it.
  • To provoke; to exasperate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Urge not my father's anger.
  • To press hard upon; to follow closely.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave.
  • To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon.
  • to urge''' an argument; to '''urge the necessity of a case
  • (obsolete) To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with.
  • to urge an ore with intense heat
  • To press onward or forward.
  • To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.
  • Synonyms

    * animate * incite * impel * instigate * stimulate * encourage

    See also

    * surge

    Anagrams

    * ----

    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