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urge

 (ûrj)
v. urged, urg·ing, urg·es
v.tr.
1. To force or drive forward or onward; impel.
2. To entreat earnestly and often repeatedly; exhort.
3. To advocate earnestly the doing, consideration, or approval of; press for: urge passage of the bill; a speech urging moderation.
4. To stimulate; excite: "It urged him to an intensity like madness" (D.H. Lawrence).
5. To move or impel to action, effort, or speed; spur.
v.intr.
1. To exert an impelling force; push vigorously.
2. To present a forceful argument, claim, or case.
n.
1. The act of urging.
2.
a. An impulse that prompts action or effort: suppressed an urge to laugh.
b. An involuntary tendency to perform a given activity; an instinct: "There is a human urge to clarify, rationalize, justify" (Leonard Bernstein).

[Latin urgēre.]

urge

(ɜːdʒ)
vb
1. (tr) to plead, press, or move (someone to do something): we urged him to surrender.
2. (tr; may take a clause as object) to advocate or recommend earnestly and persistently; plead or insist on: to urge the need for safety.
3. (tr) to impel, drive, or hasten onwards: he urged the horses on.
4. (tr) archaic or literary to stimulate, excite, or incite
n
a strong impulse, inner drive, or yearning
[C16: from Latin urgēre]

urge

(ɜrdʒ)

v. urged, urg•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to push or force along; impel with force or vigor.
2. to drive with incitement to speed or effort: to urge dogs on with shouts.
3. to press, push, or hasten (the course, activities, etc.): to urge one's escape.
4. to impel or move to some action: urged by necessity.
5. to endeavor to induce or persuade, as by entreaties; exhort: to urge a person to greater caution.
6. to press (something) upon the attention: to urge a claim.
7. to insist on or assert with earnestness: to urge the need of haste.
8. to recommend earnestly: to urge a plan of action.
v.i.
9. to exert a driving or impelling force; give an impulse to haste or action.
10. to make entreaties or earnest recommendations.
11. to press arguments or allegations, as against a person.
n.
12. an act of urging; impelling action, influence, or force; impulse.
13. an involuntary or instinctive impulse: the sex urge.
[1550–60; < Latin urgēre to press, drive, urge]
urg′er, n.

urge

If you urge someone to do something, you try hard to persuade them to do it.

I urged him to take a year off to study drawing.
Father Swiebel urged him to talk.

In writing, you can use a 'that'-clause after urge. In the 'that'-clause, you use should or the base form of a verb.

The Press Commission urged that the ownership of the press and broadcasting should be kept separate.
Sir Fred urged that Britain join the European Monetary System.

In writing, urge can also be used with an object referring to a course of action.

US officials urged restraint.
The report urged a more positive role for local government.

urge


Past participle: urged
Gerund: urging

Imperative
urge
urge
Present
I urge
you urge
he/she/it urges
we urge
you urge
they urge
Preterite
I urged
you urged
he/she/it urged
we urged
you urged
they urged
Present Continuous
I am urging
you are urging
he/she/it is urging
we are urging
you are urging
they are urging
Present Perfect
I have urged
you have urged
he/she/it has urged
we have urged
you have urged
they have urged
Past Continuous
I was urging
you were urging
he/she/it was urging
we were urging
you were urging
they were urging
Past Perfect
I had urged
you had urged
he/she/it had urged
we had urged
you had urged
they had urged
Future
I will urge
you will urge
he/she/it will urge
we will urge
you will urge
they will urge
Future Perfect
I will have urged
you will have urged
he/she/it will have urged
we will have urged
you will have urged
they will have urged
Future Continuous
I will be urging
you will be urging
he/she/it will be urging
we will be urging
you will be urging
they will be urging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been urging
you have been urging
he/she/it has been urging
we have been urging
you have been urging
they have been urging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been urging
you will have been urging
he/she/it will have been urging
we will have been urging
you will have been urging
they will have been urging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been urging
you had been urging
he/she/it had been urging
we had been urging
you had been urging
they had been urging
Conditional
I would urge
you would urge
he/she/it would urge
we would urge
you would urge
they would urge
Past Conditional
I would have urged
you would have urged
he/she/it would have urged
we would have urged
you would have urged
they would have urged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.urge - an instinctive motiveurge - an instinctive motive; "profound religious impulses"
motivation, motive, need - the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
abience - (psychology) an urge to withdraw or avoid a situation or an object
adience - (psychology) an urge to accept or approach a situation or an object
death instinct, death wish, Thanatos - (psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die
itchy feet, wanderlust - very strong or irresistible impulse to travel
2.urge - a strong restless desireurge - a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?"
desire - the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
Verb1.urge - force or impel in an indicated directionurge - force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
hurry, rush - urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!"
push, bear on - press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
advocate, preach - speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
advise, counsel, rede - give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"
2.urge - push for somethingurge - push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
propose, suggest, advise - make a proposal, declare a plan for something; "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"
3.urge - spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shoutsurge - spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
cheerlead - act as a cheerleader in a sports event
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

urge

verb
1. beg, appeal to, exhort, press, prompt, plead, put pressure on, lean on, solicit, goad, implore, enjoin, beseech, pressurize, entreat, twist someone's arm (informal), put the heat on (informal), put the screws on (informal) They urged parliament to approve plans for their reform programme.
2. advocate, suggest, recommend, advise, back, support, champion, counsel, insist on, endorse, push for He urged restraint on the security forces.
advocate discourage, deter, dissuade, warn, caution
noun
1. impulse, longing, wish, desire, fancy, drive, yen (informal), hunger, appetite, craving, yearning, itch (informal), thirst, compulsion, hankering He had an urge to open a shop of his own.
impulse reluctance, aversion, disinclination, distaste, repugnance, indisposition
urge someone on drive on, push, encourage, force, press, prompt, stimulate, compel, induce, propel, hasten, constrain, incite, egg on, goad, spur on, impel, gee up She had a strong and supportive sister who urged her on.

urge

verb
1. To solicit (something) insistently:
2. To impel to action:
Translations
دافِع، حافِزيَحُثيُقْنِع، يَدْفَع
nabádatnutkánípřesvědčovat
overbevisetilskyndetrang
ajaahaluhinkukiirehtiäpainostaa
belsõ ösztönzéshangsúlyozza vminek a fontosságátkésztetéskomolyan kérnógat
brÿna fyrir e-mhvetjalöngun, hvöt
せきたてる催促する願望
knietimas
piekodinātpieprasītuzstājīgi lūgtuzstātvēlēšanās
nutkaniepresviedčať
močna željanagovarjati
büyük istekısrar etmekısrarla anlatmakönemini belirtmekzorlamak

urge

[ɜːdʒ]
A. Nimpulso m; (sexual etc) → deseo m
the urge to writeel deseo apremiante de escribir, la ambición de hacerse escritor
to feel an urge to do sthsentir fuertes deseos or ganas de hacer algo
to get or have the urge (to do sth): when you get or have the urge to eat something exoticcuando te entren ganas de comer algo exótico
he had the sudden urge to take all his clothes offde repente le entraron ganas de desnudarse
B. VT
1. (= try to persuade) → animar, alentar
to urge sb to do sthanimar or instar a algn a hacer algo
to urge that sth should be donerecomendar encarecidamente que se haga algo
2. (= advocate) → recomendar, abogar por
to urge sth on or upon sbinsistir en algo con algn
to urge a policy on the governmenthacer presión en el gobierno para que adopte una política
urge on VT + ADVanimar, alentar (fig) → animar, instar

urge

[ˈɜːrdʒ]
nenvie f irrépressible
to have an urge to do sth → avoir une envie irrépressible de faire qch
vt
[+ caution, restraint] → recommander avec insistance
(= try hard to persuade) [+ person] to urge sb to do sth → pousser qn à faire qch
urge on
vtpousser, presser

urge

n (= need)Verlangen nt, → Bedürfnis nt; (= drive)Drang m no pl; (physical, sexual) → Trieb m; to feel the urge to do somethingdas Bedürfnis verspüren, etw zu tun; I resisted the urge (to contradict him)ich habe mich beherrscht (und ihm nicht widersprochen); an urge to steal it came over meder Drang, es zu stehlen, überkam mich; creative urgesSchaffensdrang m, → Kreativität f; come and stay with us if you get the urge (inf)komm uns besuchen, wenn du Lust hast
vt
(= try to persuade) sbeindringlich bitten; to urge somebody to do something (= plead with)jdn eindringlich bitten, etw zu tun; (= earnestly recommend)darauf dringen, dass jd etw tut; to urge somebody to accept/join in/come alongjdn drängen, anzunehmen/mitzumachen/mitzukommen; he needed no urginger ließ sich nicht lange bitten; do it now! he urgedtun Sies jetzt!, drängte er
to urge somebody onward/backjdn vorwärtstreiben or weitertreiben/zurücktreiben
(= advocate) measure etc, acceptancedrängen auf (+acc); to urge that something should be donedarauf drängen, dass etw getan wird; to urge something (up)on somebodyjdm etw eindringlich nahelegen; to urge caution/restraintzur Vorsicht/Zurückhaltung mahnen
(= press) claimbetonen; argumentvorbringen, anführen

urge

[ɜːdʒ]
1. nimpulso, stimolo, voglia
to feel an urge to do sth → sentire l'impulso di fare qc
2. vt
a. (try to persuade) → esortare
to urge sb to do sth → esortare qn a fare qc
he urged me to visit the Uffizi → mi ha raccomandato vivamente di visitare gli Uffizi
he needed no urging → non si è fatto pregare
b. (frm) (advocate, measure) → fare pressioni per; (caution, acceptance) → raccomandare vivamente
to urge that → insistere che + sub
to urge sth on or upon sb → sottolineare a qn l'importanza di qc
urge on vt + adv (also) (fig) → incitare, spronare

urge

(əːdʒ) verb
1. to try to persuade or request earnestly (someone to do something). He urged her to drive carefully; `Come with me,' he urged.
2. to try to convince a person of (eg the importance of, or necessity for, some action). He urged (on them) the necessity for speed.
noun
a strong impulse or desire. I felt an urge to hit him.
urge on
to drive or try to persuade (a person etc) to go on or forwards. He urged himself on in spite of his weariness.

urge

n deseo, necesidad f; the urge to urinate..la necesidad de orinar
References in classic literature ?
urged the professor, much as one boy might urge another to take part in a ball game.
To you, Cora, I will urge no words of idle encouragement; your own fortitude and undisturbed reason will teach you all that may become your sex; but cannot we dry the tears of that trembling weeper on your bosom?
Henceforth, therefore, he did but consent, not urge it.
We had both the same sort of courage at our work, and John had oftener to hold us in than to urge us forward; he never had to use the whip with either of us; then our paces were much the same, and I found it very easy to keep step with her when trotting, which made it pleasant, and master always liked it when we kept step well, and so did John.
Clare opened his eyes, and looked fixedly on the distressed beings, whom Miss Ophelia and the doctor were trying to urge from the apartment.
When he perceived at last that nothing could alter my determination, he ceased to urge, and for a while the deep silence was broken only by his sobs.
He would then come out fresh in the evening, ready to urge us on with his words, example, and frequently with the whip.
She felt all the force of that comparison; but not as her sister had hoped, to urge her to exertion now; she felt it with all the pain of continual self-reproach, regretted most bitterly that she had never exerted herself before; but it brought only the torture of penitence, without the hope of amendment.
You say truly; but when found, it is right to stir them up--to urge and exhort them to the effort--to show them what their gifts are, and why they were given--to speak Heaven's message in their ear,--to offer them, direct from God, a place in the ranks of His chosen.
My informant said she could only put him off by pledging her word of honour to be prepared on their first meeting after that: when it was to be he didn't hear; but you urge Mr.
The circumstances under which you urge your request, and the reasons you give for making it, are sufficient to silence any objection I might otherwise feel to the course you propose.
I hope you may be able to think so well of me, as to urge no influence against me.