Encourage vs Pushy - What's the difference?

encourage | pushy |


As a verb encourage

is .

As an adjective pushy is

aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined.

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

    pushy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined.
  • Parents are ruining school sports days by being pushy and overbearing, a survey suggests. BBC