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Antonyms for urge
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. urge, impulse(noun)

    an instinctive motive

    "profound religious impulses"

    Synonyms:
    pulsing, whim, nerve impulse, nervous impulse, impetus, momentum, impulsion, caprice, pulse, neural impulse, impulse, pulsation, itch

  2. urge, itch(verb)

    a strong restless desire

    "why this urge to travel?"

    Synonyms:
    itch, impulse, itchiness, itching, scabies

  3. urge, urge on, press, exhort(verb)

    force or impel in an indicated direction

    "I urged him to finish his studies"

    Synonyms:
    weigh, fight, beseech, agitate, press out, conjure, urge on, root on, bid, constrict, press, weight-lift, iron out, exhort, iron, weightlift, campaign, barrack, advocate, entreat, compact, squeeze, compress, pep up, recommend, adjure, contract, inspire, crusade, push, cheer

  4. recommend, urge, advocate(verb)

    push for something

    "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"

    Synonyms:
    inspire, exhort, root on, press, preach, commend, urge on, recommend, pep up, barrack, cheer, advocate

  5. cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up(verb)

    spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

    "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"

    Synonyms:
    jeer, juice up, animate, pep up, press, scoff, root on, enliven, cheer, urge on, instigate, flout, advocate, invigorate, inspire, exalt, ginger up, exhort, hearten, jolly along, prompt, revolutionize, jazz up, recreate, cheer up, barrack, recommend, inhale, chirk up, embolden, breathe in, revolutionise, jolly up, gibe

Wiktionary

  1. urge(verb)

    Synonyms:
    instigate, stimulate, incite, impel, animate, encourage

  2. urge(verb)

    To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.

    Synonyms:
    stimulate, incite, encourage, instigate, impel, animate

  3. urge(verb)

    To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.

    Synonyms:
    encourage, instigate, stimulate, animate, incite, impel

  4. urge(verb)

    To provoke; to exasperate.

    Synonyms:
    instigate, animate, stimulate, impel, incite, encourage

  5. urge(verb)

    To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon.

    Synonyms:
    encourage, animate, incite, impel, stimulate, instigate

  6. urge(verb)

    : To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.

    Synonyms:
    stimulate, incite, impel, animate, encourage, instigate

  7. urge(verb)

    To press onward or forward.

    Synonyms:
    encourage, impel, incite, animate, stimulate, instigate

  8. urge(verb)

    To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.

    Synonyms:
    encourage, instigate, impel, incite, stimulate, animate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. urge

    To influence (Latin in, in or into, and fluo, flow) is to affect, modify, or act upon by physical, mental, or moral power, especially in some gentle, subtle, and gradual way; as, vegetation is influenced by light; every one is influenced to some extent by public opinion; influence is chiefly used of power acting from without, tho it may be used of motives regarded as forces acting upon the will. Actuate refers solely to mental or moral power impelling one from within. One may influence, but can not directly actuate another; but one may be actuated to cruelty by hatred which another's misrepresentation has aroused. Prompt and stir are words of mere suggestion toward some course of action; dispose, draw, incline, influence, and lead refer to the use of mild means to awaken in another a purpose or disposition to act. To excite is to arouse one from lethargy or indifference to action. Incite and instigate, to spur or goad one to action, differ in the fact that incite may be to good, while instigate is always to evil (compare ABET). To urge and impel signify to produce strong excitation toward some act. We are urged from without, impelled from within. Drive and compel imply irresistible influence accomplishing its object. One may be driven either by his own passions or by external force or urgency; one is compelled only by some external power; as, the owner was compelled by his misfortunes to sell his estate. Compare COMPEL; DRIVE.

    Antonyms:
    deter, discourage, dissuade, hinder, impede, inhibit, prevent, restrain, retard

    Synonyms:
    actuate, compel, dispose, draw, drive, excite, impel, incite, incline, induce, influence, instigate, lead, move, persuade, prompt, stir, sway

    Preposition:
    Actuated to crime by revenge.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. urge

    Antonyms:
    repress, bold, retain, inhibit, coerce, restrain, cohibit, hinder, retard, discourage, damp, obstruct

    Synonyms:
    press, push, drive, impel, propel, force, importune, solicit, animate, incite, instigate, stimulate, hasten, expedite, accelerate, despatch

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. urge(v)

    Synonyms:
    egg, importune, exhort, impel, force, incite, instigate, goad

How to use urge in a sentence?

  1. Garcia Padilla:

    In facing this crisis, we urge the U.S. Senate to act on PROMESA, which although imperfect, offers an effective solution to address the fiscal emergency we face.

  2. Zainol Mohd Isa:

    As a responsible airport operator, Malaysia Airports undertakes to verify all claims of aircraft ownership with the relevant authorities. Thus far, we have not been able to do so to our satisfaction, as such, we urge the rightful owner to furnish us with the required information for verification purposes.

  3. Joost A. Merloo:

    Psychologically, it is important to understand that the simple fact of being interviewed and investigated has a coercive influence. As soon as a man is under cross-examination, he may become paralyzed by the procedure and find himself confessing to deeds he never did. In a country where the urge to investigate spreads, suspicion and insecurity grow.

  4. President Scott Gordon:

    Filing a false report violates the SFA Code of Conduct, and potentially violates the law as well, the investigation and judicial processes take time. I want to urge everyone to withhold judgment until the conclusion of our investigation and process.

  5. Civil Aviation Patricia Hayes:

    We urge the DOT to fully discharge the United States' international obligations in this regard and to grant (Norwegian Air UK) authorisation to operate forthwith.

How to pronounce urge?

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Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say urge in sign language?

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