Urge definition

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To force or drive forward or onward; impel.
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To exert an impelling force; push vigorously.
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To entreat earnestly and often repeatedly; exhort.
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The act of urging.
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The act of urging.
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To stimulate; excite.
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A strong desire; an itch to do something.
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To drive or force onward; press forward; impel.
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To press upon the attention; present or speak of earnestly and repeatedly; plead, allege, or advocate strongly.

To urge caution.

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To entreat or plead with; ask, persuade, or solicit earnestly; press; exhort.
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To exert a force that drives or impels, as to action.
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Urge is the act of force or pushing along or a desire for something.

An example of urge is an argument that college is an important to a wavering high school senior.

An example of urge is a strong wish for caramel.

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Urge is defined as to force or push to stimulate someone to take action.

An example of urge is to try to convince a student to apply to college as soon as possible.

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To advocate earnestly the doing, consideration, or approval of; press for.

Urge passage of the bill; a speech urging moderation.

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To move or impel to action, effort, or speed; spur.
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To present a forceful argument, claim, or case.
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An impulse that prompts action or effort.

Suppressed an urge to laugh.

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An involuntary tendency to perform a given activity; an instinct.
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An impulse to do a certain thing; impelling influence or force, esp. an inner drive.
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To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
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To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
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To press hard upon; to follow closely.
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To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon.

To urge an argument; to urge the necessity of a case.

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To press onward or forward.
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To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.
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To stimulate or incite; provoke.
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To make an earnest presentation of arguments, claims, charges, entreaties, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
urge
Plural:
urges

Origin of urge

  • Latin urgēre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin urgeō (“I urge").

    From Wiktionary