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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun urge has 2 senses

Verb urge has 3 senses


urgev. t. [L. urgere; akin to E. wreak. See Wreak, v. t.].
  •  To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.  [1913 Webster]
    "Through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.  [1913 Webster]
    "My brother never
    Did urge me in his act; I did inquire it.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To provoke; to exasperate.  [1913 Webster]
    "Urge not my father's anger."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To press hard upon; to follow closely  [1913 Webster]
    "Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To present in an urgent manner; to press upon attention; to insist upon; as, to urge an argument; to urge the necessity of a case.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To animate; incite; impel; instigate; stimulate; encourage.
urgev. i. 
  •  To press onward or forward.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.  [1913 Webster]


urge, v. & n.
1 (often foll. by on) drive forcibly; impel; hasten (urged them on; urged the horses forward).
2 (often foll. by to + infin. or that + clause) encourage or entreat earnestly or persistently (urged them to go; urged them to action; urged that they should go).
3 (often foll. by on, upon) advocate (an action or argument etc.) pressingly or emphatically (to a person).
4 adduce forcefully as a reason or justification (urged the seriousness of the problem).
5 ply (a person etc.) hard with argument or entreaty.
1 an urging impulse or tendency.
2 a strong desire.

urger n.
L urgere press, drive



accelerate, admonish, advise, advocate, affirm, allege, appetite, appetition, apply pressure, ardor, argue, ask, assert, automatic response, beg, beseech, beset, besiege, blandish, blind impulse, brain wave, brainstorm, brook no denial, bug, bundle, bustle, buttonhole, cajole, call on, call upon, caution, charge, cheer on, coax, compulsion, concupiscence, constrain, constraint, contend, counsel, craving, crowd, curiosity, demand, desideration, desire, dispatch, drive, drive on, dun, eagerness, egg on, encourage, enjoin, entreat, exert pressure, exhort, exigency, expedite, expostulate, fancy, fantasy, flash, fleeting impulse, force, forward, goad, goad on, gut response, haste, hasten, hasten on, hie on, high-pressure, hold, hope, horme, hound on, hunger, hurry, hurry along, hurry on, hurry up, hustle, hustle up, impel, impetus, importune, impulse, impulsion, incentive, incite, induce, influence, insist, insist on, insist upon, inspiration, instinct, intellectual curiosity, involuntary impulse, issue a caveat, itch, jawbone, libido, lobby, longing, lust, lust for learning, maintain, mind, motive, move, nag, nag at, natural impulse, need, needle, notion, passion, persist, persuade, pester, pinch, plague, plead with, pleasure, pleasure principle, ply, preach, precipitate, press, pressure, prevail upon, prick, prod, prompt, propel, provoke, push, push on, push through, quick hunch, quicken, railroad through, rash impulse, recommend, reflex, remonstrate, request, root on, rush, rush along, set forth, set on, sexual desire, shove, sic, soft-soap, solicit, speed, speed along, speed on, speed up, spring, spur, spur on, stampede, stand on, state, stick to, stress, sudden thought, suggest, sway, sweet-talk, take no denial, talk into, tease, thirst, thirst for knowledge, urge on, urgency, want, wanting, warn, wheedle, whip, whip along, whip on, will, will and pleasure, wish, wish fulfillment, work on, yearning, yen




VB induce, move, draw, draw on, bring in its train, give an impulse, to, inspire, put up to, prompt, call up, attract, beckon, stimulate, spirit up, inspirit, rouse, arouse, animate, incite, foment, provoke, instigate, set on, actuate, act upon, work upon, operate upon, encourage, pat on the back, pat on the shoulder, clap on the back, clap on the shoulder, influence, weigh with, bias, sway, incline, dispose, predispose, turn the scale, inoculate, lead by the nose, have influence with, have influence over, have influence upon, exercise influence with, exercise influence over, exercise influence upon, go round, come round one, turn the head, magnetize, lobby, persuade, prevail with, prevail upon, overcome, carry, bring round to one's senses, bring to one's senses, draw over, win over, gain over, come over, talk over, procure, enlist, engage, invite, court, tempt, seduce, overpersuade, entice, allure, captivate, fascinate, bewitch, carry away, charm, conciliate, wheedle, coax, lure, inveigle, tantalize, cajole, tamper with, bribe, suborn, grease the palm, bait with a silver hook, gild the pill, make things pleasant, put a sop into the pan, throw a sop to, bait the hook, enforce, force, impel, propel, whip, lash, goad, spur, prick, urge, egg on, hound, hurry on, drag, exhort, advise, call upon, press, advocate, set an example, set the fashion, keep in countenance, be persuaded, yield to temptation, come round, concede, obey a call, follow advice, follow the bent, follow the dictates of, act on principle.


VB haste, hasten, make haste, make a dash, hurry on, dash on, whip on, push on, press on, press forward, hurry, skurry, scuttle along, barrel along, bundle on, dart to and fro, bustle, flutter, scramble, plunge, plunge headlong, dash off, rush, express, bestir oneself, lose no time, lose not a moment, lose not an instant, make short work of, make the best of one's time, make the best of one's way, be precipitate, jump at, be in haste, be in a hurry, have no time, have not a moment to lose, have not a moment to spare, work against time, quicken, accelerate, expedite, put on, precipitate, urge, whip, railroad.


VB request, ask, beg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to ask, beg leave, beg a boon, apply to, call to, put to, call upon, call for, make a request, address a request, prefer a request, put up a request, make a prayer, address a prayer, prefer a prayer, put up a prayer, make a petition, address a petition, prefer a petition, put up a petition, make application, make a requisition, ask trouble, ask one for, claim, offer up prayers, whistle for, beg hard, entreat, beseech, plead, supplicate, implore, conjure, adjure, obtest, cry to, kneel to, appeal to, invoke, evoke, impetrate, imprecate, ply, press, urge, beset, importune, dun, tax, clamor for, cry aloud, cry for help, fall on one's knees, throw oneself at the feet of, come down on one's marrowbones, beg from door to door, send the hat round, go a begging, mendicate, mump, cadge, beg one's bread, dance attendance on, besiege, knock at the door, bespeak, canvass, tout, make interest, court, seek, bid for, publish the banns.


VB be violent, run high, ferment, effervesce, romp, rampage, go on a rampage, run wild, run amuck, run riot, break the peace, rush, tear, rush headlong, rush foremost, raise a storm, make a riot, rough house, riot, storm, wreak, bear down, ride roughshod, out Herod, Herod, spread like wildfire (person), explode, make a row, kick up a row, boil, boil over, fume, foam, come on like a lion, bluster, rage, roar, fly off the handle, go bananas, go ape, blow one's top, blow one's cool, flip one's lid, hit the ceiling, hit the roof, fly into a rage (anger), break out, fly out, burst out, bounce, explode, go off, displode, fly, detonate, thunder, blow up, crump, flash, flare, burst, shock, strain, break open, force open, prize open, render violent, sharpen, stir up, quicken, excite, incite, annoy, urge, lash, stimulate, turn on, irritate, inflame, kindle, suscitate, foment, accelerate, aggravate, exasperate, exacerbate, convulse, infuriate, madden, lash into fury, fan the flame, add fuel to the flame, pour oil on the fire, oleum addere camino, explode, let fly, fly off, discharge, detonate, set off, detonize, fulminate.


VB flash on the mind, say what comes uppermost, improvise, extemporize, give an impetus, impel, push, start, give a start to, set going, drive, urge, boom, thrust, prod, foin, cant, elbow, shoulder, jostle, justle, hustle, hurtle, shove, jog, jolt, encounter, run against, bump against, butt against, knock one's head against, run one's head against, impinge, boost, bunt, carom, clip y, fan, fan out, jab, plug, strike, knock, hit, tap, rap, slap, flap, dab, pat, thump, beat, blow, bang, slam, dash, punch, thwack, whack, hit hard, strike hard, swap, batter, dowse, baste, pelt, patter, buffet, belabor, fetch one a blow, poke at, pink, lunge, yerk, kick, calcitrate, butt, strike at, whip, come into a collision, enter into collision, collide, sideswipe, foul, fall foul of, run foul of, telescope, throw.

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