Urge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɜːrdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word urge
Brit.  |ɜːdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word urge


- an instinctive motive (syn: impulse)
- a strong restless desire (syn: itch)
why this urge to travel?


- force or impel in an indicated direction (syn: exhort, press)
I urged him to finish his studies
- push for something (syn: advocate, recommend)
- spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts (syn: barrack, cheer, exhort, inspire)

Extra examples

He is continually urging reform.

The rescuers urged that we remain calm.

I urge you to reconsider.

A hand on her back urged her forward.

He fought the urge to cry.

The old man was urging the cows along with a stick.

You must urge the children forward or we'll never get home.

The speaker tried to urge the crowd forward to show their opposition to the new law.

The teacher urged on her students the importance of passing the examination.

She urged me to accept the compromise.

We urged that the bill be passed.

She felt an urge to respond.

I got a note from Moira urging me to get in touch.

He urged that a referendum should be held by December.

I have urged upon him the need for extreme secrecy.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: urge
he/she/it: urges
present participle: urging
past tense: urged
past participle: urged
singular: urge
plural: urges
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