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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Urge \Urge\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Urged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Urging}.] [L. urgere; akin to E. wreak. See {Wreak}, verb (used with an object)]

1. To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.

Through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight. --Pope.

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; encourage.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" [syn: {goad}, {goading}, {prod}, {prodding}, {urging}, {spur}, {spurring}]

2: the act of earnestly supporting or encouraging

3: insistent solicitation and entreaty; "his importunity left me no alternative but to agree" [syn: {importunity}, {urgency}, {urging}]

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