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urge

urge

 
pronunciation:
uhrj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: urged, urges, urging
definition 1: to push or drive forward or onward.
We urged the horses along.
synonyms:
drive
similar words:
goad, impel, press, prod, propel, push, spur
definition 2: to prompt, strongly encourage, or try to persuade to take up a course of action.
His girlfriend urged him to go back to his studies at the university.He urged her to see a doctor immediately.
similar words:
adjure, admonish, advise, beseech, coax, encourage, entreat, exhort, lobby, move, plead with, press, pressure, prompt, push, spur on
definition 3: to advocate or demand earnestly or emphatically.
We urge your participation in this new program.Authorities urged caution today after two armed men escaped from a nearby prison.Health officials urged that everyone in the area be vaccinated immediately.
synonyms:
advocate, counsel
similar words:
admonish, advise, back, champion, compel, demand, encourage, entreat, recommend
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to exert an impelling force.
similar words:
push
definition 2: to recommend earnestly; press an argument or claim.
similar words:
exhort
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of urging.
similar words:
impulsion, instigation, prompting, push
definition 2: an involuntary or natural impulse or desire to do something.
synonyms:
drive
similar words:
craving, desire, impulse, inclination, itch, longing, proclivity, propensity, yearning, yen
derivations: urgingly (adv.), urger (n.)
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