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Meaning of URGE

Pronunciation:  urj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?"
  2. [n]  an instinctive motive; "profound religious impulses"
  3. [v]  force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
  4. [v]  urge on or encourage esp. by shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  5. [v]  push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"

URGE is a 4 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: barrack, cheer, exhort, impulse, inspire, itch, pep up, press, recommend, urge on
 See Also: abience, adience, advise, advocate, bear on, cheerlead, counsel, death instinct, death wish, desire, encourage, itchy feet, motivation, motive, need, preach, propose, push, suggest, wanderlust



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Urge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Urged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Urging}.] [L. urgere; akin to E. wreak. See {Wreak}, v. t.]
    1. To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
             Through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight.
    2. To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives,
       arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
             My brother never Did urge me in his act; I did
             inquire it.                           --Shak.
    3. To provoke; to exasperate. [R.]
             Urge not my father's anger.           --Shak.
    4. To press hard upon; to follow closely
             Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave. --Pope.
    5. To present in an urgent manner; to press upon attention;
       to insist upon; as, to urge an argument; to urge the
       necessity of a case.
    6. To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent
       measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.
    Syn: To animate; incite; impel; instigate; stimulate;
  2. \Urge\, v. i.
    1. To press onward or forward. [R.]
    2. To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.