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v. urged, urg·ing, urg·es
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.
1. To exert an impelling force; push vigorously.
2. To present a forceful argument, claim, or case.
1. The act of urging.
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).
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|Noun||1.||urging - a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"|
encouragement - the expression of approval and support
|2.||urging - the act of earnestly supporting or encouraging|
|3.||urging - insistent solicitation and entreaty; "his importunity left me no alternative but to agree"|
solicitation - an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status; "a solicitation to the king for relief"