Definitions of urge

  1. push for something; " The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
  2. urge on or encourage esp. by shouts; " The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  3. force or impel in an indicated direction; " I urged him to finish his studies"
  4. an instinctive motive; " profound religious impulses"
  5. a strong restless desire; " why this urge to travel?"
  6. urge on or encourage especially by shouts; " The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  7. To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
  8. To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
  9. To provoke; to exasperate.
  10. To press hard upon; to follow closely
  11. 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.
  12. To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.
  13. To press onward or forward.
  14. To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.
  15. Urgency.
  16. To persuade onward; to drive; to seek to influence; to present insistently.
  17. To insist earnestly.
  18. Urged.
  19. Urging.
  20. To press in any way: to drive: to press earnestly: to provoke.
  21. To impel; press earnestly; incite.
  22. To press earnestly; drive; impel; hasten; hurry.
  23. To press forward.
  24. To press; to impel; to apply force to; to press earnestly; to provoke; to follow close; to importune; to incite or encourage.
  25. To push; to impel; to incite; to press, as an argument or objection; to importune; to press forward.

Usage examples for urge

  1. That a man should venture to urge such reasons was sufficient evidence that he was not one of the faithful. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  2. And, of course, I resolved to urge the chief to act upon it. – In the Rocky Mountains by W. H. G. Kingston
  3. In vain does he urge her further; she gives him no answer. – Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin
  4. My instructions were not to urge you at all, and I won't. – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  5. Uncle James did not urge the matter, and Dick, although he shook his head at Archie, and called him a " keerless feller," was proud of his pluck. – Frank Among The Rancheros by Harry Castlemon
  6. I did not urge the horse; he made the first mile in seven, and a half minutes, and I counted that good enough. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  7. If not, urge him to see a master at once. – Seed Thoughts for Singers by Frank Herbert Tubbs
  8. Urge no farther than I must. – The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  9. Pushing and striking Him, they urge Him onward. – General Catholic Devotions by Bonaventure Hammer
  10. " I jolly well wish I could go," was Lancelot's fishing shot, and Lucy, who was really sorry for Urquhart, was tempted to urge it. – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  11. Would you urge this in court? – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  12. The mother did not urge her request, but contented herself with coming up behind her child and kissing her. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  13. Again I repeat, you must take no offence at what I say, for I cast no reflection on you; I only urge that you and your character are unknown to me. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  14. But Cloud- chariot continued to urge him: Certainly I am a serpent. – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  15. Exhausted by their long march, and depressed by the still gloomy prospect before them, the thinned ranks of the rebel army required all the encouraging eloquence of their general, to urge them forward in their perilous duty. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  16. A very few words were enough to urge the kind- hearted little man to breathless haste. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  17. " You urge me on and on," said Ani. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  18. He had an urge to start the car, to leave quickly. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau