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urge

urge

 
pronunciation:
uhrj
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: urged, urges, urging
definition 1: to push or drive forward or onward.
We urged the cows back into the barn.
synonyms:
drive
similar words:
press, prod, propel, push, spur
definition 2: to strongly encourage or try to persuade.
His friends urged him to try out for a part in the play.
similar words:
advise, beseech, coax, encourage, entreat, plead with, press, pressure, prompt, push, spur on
definition 3: to strongly beg or request.
The governor urged the citizens to stay calm.
synonyms:
advocate
similar words:
advise, back, champion, compel, demand, encourage, entreat, recommend
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a natural desire or impulse to do something.
An urge to eat popcorn came over him after school.
synonyms:
drive
similar words:
desire, impulse, inclination, itch, longing, yen
derivations: urgingly (adv.), urger (n.)
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