urge(redirected from urges)
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Related to urges: tenacity
v. urged, urg•ing,
If you urge someone to do something, you try hard to persuade them to do it.
In writing, you can use a 'that'-clause after urge. In the 'that'-clause, you use should or the base form of a verb.
In writing, urge can also be used with an object referring to a course of action.
Past participle: urged
|Noun||1.||urge - 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
|2.||urge - a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?"|
desire - the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
|Verb||1.||urge - force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"|
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"
|2.||urge - push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"|
|3.||urge - 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
the urge to write → el deseo apremiante de escribir, la ambición de hacerse escritor
to feel an urge to do sth → sentir 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 exotic → cuando te entren ganas de comer algo exótico
he had the sudden urge to take all his clothes off → de repente le entraron ganas de desnudarse
to urge sb to do sth → animar or instar a algn a hacer algo
to urge that sth should be done → recomendar encarecidamente que se haga algo
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