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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: to try to persuade someone to do something when you feel strongly about it.
They urged us to stay home because of the snowstorm.
similar words:
advise, encourage, press, pressure
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a desire to do something that usually appears suddenly.
She had a sudden urge to eat chocolate.
similar words:
desire, inclination
derivations: urgingly (adv.), urger (n.)
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