urging

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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.urging - a verbalization that encourages you to attempt somethingurging - 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 encouragingurging - the act of earnestly supporting or encouraging
advocacy, protagonism - active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
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"
References in classic literature ?
This brought livelier urgings and encouragements from Skipper, and made him almost frantic.
The snow covered his eyes and the wind seemed intent on stopping him, but bending forward and constantly lapping his coat over and pushing it between himself and the cold harness pad which prevented him from sitting properly, he kept urging the horse on.
I have another reason for urging this: Mainwaring came to town last week, and has contrived, in spite of Mr.
Put it on quite," voices were heard urging when the priest had put on the wedding crowns and Shtcherbatsky, his hand shaking in its three-button glove, held the crown high above her head.
His friends had been urging him to do this for years, but his laziness made it impossible for him to take the necessary steps.
The lure of adventure may have been quite as powerful a factor in urging Tarzan of the Apes to undertake the journey as the lure of gold, but the lure of gold was there, too, for he had learned among civilized men something of the miracles that may be wrought by the possessor of the magic yellow metal.
The honest locksmith alone addressed a few words of coherent and sensible advice to both parties, urging John Willet to remember that Joe was nearly arrived at man's estate, and should not be ruled with too tight a hand, and exhorting Joe himself to bear with his father's caprices, and rather endeavour to turn them aside by temperate remonstrance than by ill-timed rebellion.
The nurse, a comfortable looking Griffe woman in white apron and cap, was urging her to return to her bedroom.