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Another word for urge

  1. To solicit (something) insistently

  2. To impel to action

Another word for urge

  1. To present favorably

  2. To induce

  3. To drive

      1. A short spike or spiked wheel that attaches to the heel of a rider's boot and is used to urge a horse forward.
      2. An incentive:
      3. A spinelike process on the leg of some birds.
      1. To jab or poke, as with a pointed object.
      2. To goad to action; incite.
      3. A pointed object used to prod:
      1. A long stick with a pointed end used for prodding animals.
      2. An agent or means of prodding or urging; a stimulus.
      3. To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
      1. To compel or require (someone) to do something, as by circumstance or legality:
      2. To make indebted or grateful:
      3. To do a service or favor for:
      1. To cause to exist or happen; bring about; create:
      2. To bring into existence by shaping, modifying, or putting together material; construct:
      3. To form by assembling individuals or constituents:
      1. To apply pressure against (something), especially for the purpose of moving it:
      2. To move (something) by exerting force against it; thrust or shove:
      3. To exert downward pressure on (a button or keyboard, for example); press.
      1. To exert steady weight or force against:
      2. To move by applying pressure:
      3. To squeeze or clasp in fondness or concern:
      1. To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
      2. To inhibit or restrain; hold back:
      3. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
      1. To pressure, intimidate, or force (someone) into doing something.
      2. To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
      1. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
      2. Power made operative against resistance; exertion:
      3. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
      1. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
      2. To drive forward; propel.
      1. To cause to move forward or onward.
      2. To cause to develop or progress:
      1. To push, propel, or press onward forcibly; urge forward:
      2. To repulse or put to flight by force or influence:
      3. To guide, control, or direct (a vehicle).
      1. To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
      2. To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
      3. To exert a strong, irresistible force on; sway:

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