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

Misc. Definitions

\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. --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.
\Urge\, v. i.
1. To press onward or forward. [R.]
2. To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.

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