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(Obs.) To give or add force to
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  1. (Obs.) To give or add force to
  2. To get or take by force; wrest; extort
  3. (--- Bridge) To make a bid that requires (one's partner) to bid in response
To believe to be most likely to succeed:
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  1. To believe to be most likely to succeed:
  2. To use gently; spare
  3. To be for; support; advocate; endorse
In addition; moreover
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  1. In addition; moreover
  2. To help the progress of; promote.
  3. To give aid to; promote
To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
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  1. To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
  2. To keep from falling in value, as by government purchases:
  3. To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.
(Idiomatic) To claim, reserve, or occupy.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To claim, reserve, or occupy.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see speak,"Ž for.
  3. To speak on somebody's behalf.
To purpose, plan, or intend
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  1. To purpose, plan, or intend
  2. To recommend (a person) for a position, office, or membership; nominate.
  3. To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
To serve as an advance person for a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary.
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  1. To serve as an advance person for a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary.
  2. To aid the growth or progress of:
  3. To help or hasten the success or completion of; further
To terminate the employment of (workers) in an effort to improve efficiency.
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  1. To terminate the employment of (workers) in an effort to improve efficiency.
  2. To attempt to justify one's behavior by providing reasons that obscure one's actual motives.
  3. To explain or justify (one's behavior) with incorrect reasons or excuses, often without conscious awareness:
To give help or relief (to); assist
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  1. To give help or relief (to); assist
  2. To provide assistance, support, or relief:
To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
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  1. To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
  2. To give advice or counsel:
  3. To suggest favorably as suited for some use, function, position, etc.
To recommend (a product), often in exchange for payment, as in an advertisement.
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  1. To recommend (a product), often in exchange for payment, as in an advertisement.
  2. To express approval of or give support to, especially by public statement; sanction:
  3. To give approval to; support; sanction
To affirm or approve, usually after the fact. To affirm or approve, usually after the fact.
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  1. To affirm or approve, usually after the fact. To affirm or approve, usually after the fact.
  2. To approve and give formal sanction to; confirm:
  3. To approve or confirm; esp., to give official sanction to
To prove the truth, validity, or authenticity of; verify
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  1. To prove the truth, validity, or authenticity of; verify
  2. To reaffirm the establishment of (a reservation or advance arrangement).
  3. To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify:
To help establish or organize (a new enterprise), as by securing financial backing:
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  1. To help establish or organize (a new enterprise), as by securing financial backing:
  2. To raise or advance to a higher position or rank
  3. To help bring about or further the growth or establishment of
To give official authorization or approval to:
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  1. To give official authorization or approval to:
  2. To give official authorization or approval to; to countenance.
  3. A penalty imposed for violating accepted social norms. A sanction may be civil or criminal in nature. Criminal sanctions are either fine, imprisonment, or both. A penalty imposed for violating accepted social norms. A sanction may be civil or criminal in nature. Criminal sanctions are either fine, imprisonment, or both. Authorization and/or approval by someone in a position of authority; for example, the act of imposing a penalty.
To be favorable toward; think or declare to be good, satisfactory, etc.
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  1. To be favorable toward; think or declare to be good, satisfactory, etc.
  2. (Obs.) To prove by testing
  3. To give one's consent to; sanction; confirm
(Archaic) To transmit the kind regards of
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  1. (Archaic) To transmit the kind regards of
  2. To cause to be worthy of recommendation:
  3. To express approval of; praise:
To give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve:
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  1. To give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve:
  2. To give support or sanction to; approve or tolerate
(--- Basketball) To bump or run into (a defender) illegally while in possession of the ball or having just made a pass or shot.
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  1. (--- Basketball) To bump or run into (a defender) illegally while in possession of the ball or having just made a pass or shot.
  2. To give instructions to or command authoritatively
  3. To direct or put (a weapon) into position for use; level or direct.
To take for granted without proof:
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  1. To take for granted without proof:
  2. To ask for something, especially money or food from strangers, in an urgent or humble manner.
  3. To ask (someone) for something in an urgent or humble manner:
To declare oneself to be (guilty or not guilty) in answer to a charge
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  1. To declare oneself to be (guilty or not guilty) in answer to a charge
  2. To present a case in a law court; argue the case of either party
  3. To set forth in a pleading:
To earnestly and solemnly entreat or request.
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  1. To earnestly and solemnly entreat or request.
  2. To command or charge solemnly, often under oath or penalty
  3. To earnestly and solemnly bind, charge, or command. Frequently, persons who are adjured are placed under oath or a threat of penalty. For example, juries are adjured to consider only the evidence presented at trial as they attempt to reach a verdict in an action.
To have an influence on (something); change:
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  1. To have an influence on (something); change:
  2. To change the behavior or thinking of (someone); sway:
To ask (someone) earnestly; entreat; implore
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  1. To ask (someone) earnestly; entreat; implore
  2. To request earnestly; beg for:
  3. To ask for earnestly; solicit eagerly; beg for
To beg for urgently:
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  1. To beg for urgently:
  2. To ask or beg earnestly for
  3. To ask or beg (a person) to do something; entreat
To expect or demand:
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  1. To expect or demand:
  2. To use words in seeking the answer to (a question); try to find out about by inquiring
  3. To make a request for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
To exercise power or authority; be in control; act as a commander
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  1. To exercise power or authority; be in control; act as a commander
  2. To give an order or orders to; direct with authority
  3. To exercise dominating, authoritative influence over:
(Archaic) To deal with; treat.
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  1. (Archaic) To deal with; treat.
  2. (Obs.) To speak or write (of)
  3. To ask for earnestly; petition for:
To express a wish for; request.
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  1. To express a wish for; request.
  2. To wish or long for; want:
  3. To ask for; request
To ask (a person) to do something:
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  1. To ask (a person) to do something:
  2. To express a wish or desire for; ask for, esp. in a polite or formal way
  3. To express a desire for, especially politely; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
To require haste or urgent action:
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  1. To require haste or urgent action:
  2. To continue a course of action, especially in spite of difficulties:
  3. To try to influence or persuade, as by insistent arguments; pressure or entreat:
(Archaic) To ask for (something) urgently or repeatedly.
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  1. (Archaic) To ask for (something) urgently or repeatedly.
  2. To trouble with requests or demands; urge or entreat persistently or repeatedly
  3. (Archaic) To ask for urgently; demand
To obtain by cajolery:
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  1. To obtain by cajolery:
  2. To lead on with deception; entice or trick into doing or giving something, going somewhere, etc.
  3. To win over by coaxing, flattery, or artful talk:
To urge to action; stir up; rouse
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  1. To urge to action; stir up; rouse
  2. To provoke and urge on:
To change posture or position; stir:
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  1. To change posture or position; stir:
  2. To change the course of:
  3. To stir the emotions:
To attract with something desirable; entice:
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  1. To attract with something desirable; entice:
  2. To be highly, often subtly attractive:
To try to get (someone) to do wrong, especially by a promise of reward.
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  1. To try to get (someone) to do wrong, especially by a promise of reward.
  2. To rouse desire in; be inviting to; attract
  3. To be inviting or attractive to:
To get the admiration, attention, etc. of; allure
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  1. To get the admiration, attention, etc. of; allure
  2. To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force:
  3. To possess or use the power of attraction.
To move or inspire by suggestion
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  1. To move or inspire by suggestion
  2. To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
  3. (Comput.) To request a response from (a user) with a prompt
To cause by inciting; foment
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  1. To cause by inciting; foment
  2. To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
  3. To urge on, spur on, or incite to some action, esp. to some evil
To make an urgent appeal.
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  1. To make an urgent appeal.
  2. To urge earnestly by advice, warning, etc. (to do what is proper or required); admonish strongly
  3. To urge by strong, often stirring argument, admonition, advice, or appeal:
To recommend; suggest:
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  1. To recommend; suggest:
  2. To discuss something and get advice; consult (with a person)
  3. To give advice or an opinion to; counsel
To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application:
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  1. To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application:
  2. To approach for some immoral purpose, as a prostitute does
  3. To approach or accost (a person) with an offer of sex in exchange for payment.
To prompt, or cause to be written or said, by influence
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  1. To prompt, or cause to be written or said, by influence
  2. To have an animating effect upon; influence or impel; esp., to stimulate or impel to some creative or effective effort
  3. To affect, guide, or arouse by divine influence.
To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
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  1. To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
  2. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  3. To increase temporarily the activity of (a body organ or system, for example).
(Archaic) To call on or entreat solemnly, especially by an oath.
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  1. (Archaic) To call on or entreat solemnly, especially by an oath.
  2. To influence or effect by or as if by magic:
  3. To summon a devil by magic or supernatural power.
To obtain by persistent persuasion:
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  1. To obtain by persistent persuasion:
  2. To induce or try to induce to do something; (seek to) persuade by soothing words, an ingratiating manner, etc.; wheedle
  3. To use gentle persuasion, urging, etc.
To use flattery or cajolery to achieve one's ends.
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  1. To use flattery or cajolery to achieve one's ends.
  2. To obtain through the use of flattery or guile:
  3. To influence or persuade (a person) by flattery, soothing words, coaxing, etc.
To direct or guide (a vehicle, tool, etc.) with skill and dexterity
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  1. To direct or guide (a vehicle, tool, etc.) with skill and dexterity
  2. To manipulate into a desired position or toward a predetermined goal:
  3. To move or direct through a series of movements or changes in course:
To cause to move in a given direction or to a given position, as by leading:
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  1. To cause to move in a given direction or to a given position, as by leading:
  2. To bring to a certain condition or action; lead:
  3. To use or call upon part of a fund or supply:
To force or constrain, as to do something
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  1. To force or constrain, as to do something
  2. To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
  3. To get or bring about by force
To carry through vigorously to a conclusion:
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  1. To carry through vigorously to a conclusion:
  2. To work or try hard, as to reach a goal
  3. To make an effort to reach or achieve an objective; aim.
To cause to move forward or onward.
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  1. To cause to move forward or onward.
  2. To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
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  1. To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
  2. To push, drive, or move forward; propel
  3. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
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  1. To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
  2. To force or compel, as by threats, to do something
  3. To bring about by using force; enforce
To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
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  1. To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
  2. To force; compel; oblige
  3. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
To advance eagerly; move forward urgently:
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  1. To advance eagerly; move forward urgently:
  2. To squeeze for the purpose of making smooth, compact, etc.; compress
  3. To reshape or make compact by applying steady force; compress:
(--- Informal) To promote or sell (a product):
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  1. (--- Informal) To promote or sell (a product):
  2. To bring into a critical state; esp., to make critically in need
  3. (Baseball, Golf) To hit (the ball) and make it go to the right or, if one is left-handed, to the left
To rise or accumulate:
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  1. To rise or accumulate:
  2. To achieve, produce, or attain:
  3. To draw up and execute in a suitable form:
To bind someone by performing a service for that person.
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  1. To bind someone by performing a service for that person.
  2. To compel or require (someone) to do something, as by circumstance or legality:
  3. To make indebted or grateful:
To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
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  1. To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
  2. To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
To urge or stir into action
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  1. To urge or stir into action
  2. To jab or poke, as with a pointed object.
  3. To jab or poke with or as with a pointed stick; goad
To provide with a spur or spurs
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  1. To provide with a spur or spurs
  2. To ride quickly by spurring a horse.
  3. To urge (a horse) on by the use of spurs.
To take and maintain a stand or make a firm demand
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  1. To take and maintain a stand or make a firm demand
  2. To assert or demand (something) firmly or persistently:
  3. To be resolute or firm in a demand or course:
To move by applying pressure:
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  1. To move by applying pressure:
  2. To insist upon or put forward insistently:
  3. (Basketball) To employ a press.
To make an urgent appeal.
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  1. To make an urgent appeal.
  2. To urge earnestly by advice, warning, etc. (to do what is proper or required); admonish strongly
  3. To urge by strong, often stirring argument, admonition, advice, or appeal:
To move by applying pressure:
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  1. To move by applying pressure:
  2. To insist upon or put forward insistently:
  3. (Basketball) To employ a press.

Synonym Study

  • Importune implies persistent efforts to break down resistance against a demand or request, often to the point of being annoying or wearisome too proud to importune for help
  • Press suggests a continuous, insistent urging that is difficult to resist we pressed her to stay
  • Exhort implies an earnest urging or admonishing to action or conduct considered proper or right the minister exhorted his flock to work for peace
  • Urge implies a strong effort to persuade someone to do something, as by entreaty, argument, or forceful recommendation he urged us to leave
Find another word for urge. In this page you can discover 84 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for urge, like: force, favor, further, support, speak for, propose, plead for, advance, rationalize, aid and recommend.