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Urge meaning

urge - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. urge on or encourage especially by shouts; " The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  2. 2. To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
  3. 3. To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
  4. 4. To provoke; to exasperate.
  5. 5. To press hard upon; to follow closely
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.
  8. 8. To press onward or forward.
  9. 9. To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.
  10. 10. To impel; press earnestly; incite.

urge - examples of usage

  1. Thus the last move of the labour party has been to urge the tenant- farmer to endeavour to become his own landlord. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. The mother would come back, and urge, and help him; but it was of little use. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. In the outset I would urge that it is not by any single book that Mr. Darwin should be judged. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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