Definitions for: Urge


[n] a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?"
[n] an instinctive motive; "profound religious impulses"
[v] force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
[v] urge on or encourage esp. by shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
[v] push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"



Webster (1913) Definition: Urge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Urged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Urging.] [L. urgere; akin to E. wreak. See Wreak, v. t.]
1. To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.

Through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight.
--Pope.

2. To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives,
arguments, persuasion, or importunity.

My brother never Did urge me in his act; I did
inquire it. --Shak.

3. To provoke; to exasperate. [R.]

Urge not my father's anger. --Shak.

4. To press hard upon; to follow closely

Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave. --Pope.

5. 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.

6. To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent
measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.

Syn: To animate; incite; impel; instigate; stimulate;
encourage.


Urge, v. i.
1. To press onward or forward. [R.]

2. To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.

Synonyms: barrack, cheer, exhort, impulse, inspire, itch, pep up, press, recommend, urge on

See Also: abience, adience, advise, advocate, bear on, cheerlead, counsel, death instinct, death wish, desire, encourage, itchy feet, motivation, motive, need, preach, propose, push, suggest, wanderlust

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