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verb (urged, urging)
verb (t)
1. to endeavour to induce or persuade, as by entreaties or earnest recommendations; entreat or exhort earnestly: urge a person to take more care.
2. to press by persuasion or recommendation, as for acceptance, performance, or use; recommend or advocate earnestly: urge a plan of action.
3. to press (something) upon the attention: urge a claim.
4. to insist on, allege, or assert with earnestness: urge the need for haste.
5. to push or force along; impel with force or vigour: urge the cause along.
6. to drive with incitement to speed or effort: urge dogs on with shouts.
7. to press, push, or hasten (the course, activities, etc.): urge one's flight.
8. to impel, constrain, or move to some action: urged by necessity.
verb (i)
9. to make entreaties or earnest recommendations.
10. to exert a driving or impelling force; to give an impulse to haste or action: hunger urges.
11. to press, push, or hasten (on, onwards, along, etc.).
12. the fact of urging or being urged; impelling action, influence, or force; impulse.
13. an involuntary, natural, or instinctive impulse.
14. give someone an urge, Colloquial to let someone in ahead of one in a queue.
{Latin urgēre press, drive}
urger, noun
urging, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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