an instinctive motive
pulsing, whim, nerve impulse, nervous impulse, impetus, momentum, urge, impulsion, caprice, pulse, neural impulse, impulse, pulsation, itch
a strong restless desire
itch, impulse, itchiness, itching, urge, scabies
urge, urge on, press, exhort(verb)
force or impel in an indicated direction
weigh, fight, beseech, agitate, press out, conjure, urge on, root on, bid, constrict, press, urge, weight-lift, iron out, exhort, iron, weightlift, campaign, barrack, advocate, entreat, compact, squeeze, compress, pep up, recommend, adjure, contract, inspire, crusade, push, cheer
recommend, urge, advocate(verb)
push for something
inspire, exhort, root on, press, preach, commend, urge, urge on, recommend, pep up, barrack, cheer, advocate
cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up(verb)
spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
jeer, juice up, animate, pep up, press, scoff, root on, enliven, cheer, urge on, instigate, flout, advocate, invigorate, urge, 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
instigate, stimulate, incite, impel, animate, encourage
urge(verb)To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
stimulate, incite, encourage, instigate, impel, animate
urge(verb)To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
encourage, instigate, stimulate, animate, incite, impel
urge(verb)To provoke; to exasperate.
instigate, animate, stimulate, impel, incite, encourage
urge(verb)To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon.
encourage, animate, incite, impel, stimulate, instigate
urge(verb): To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.
stimulate, incite, impel, animate, encourage, instigate
urge(verb)To press onward or forward.
encourage, impel, incite, animate, stimulate, instigate
urge(verb)To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.
encourage, instigate, impel, incite, stimulate, animate
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
actuate, compel, dispose, draw, drive, excite, impel, incite, incline, induce, influence, instigate, lead, move, persuade, prompt, stir, sway
deter, discourage, dissuade, hinder, impede, inhibit, prevent, restrain, retard
Actuated to crime by revenge.
pafSubmitted by rinat on August 14, 2019
Dictionary of English Synonymes
push, press, impel, drive, force onward, push on, press on
solicit, importune, beg, entreat, beseech, implore, conjure
incite, animate, encourage, instigate, stimulate, goad, spur
PPDB, the paraphrase database
List of paraphrases:
urges, urged, urging, invite, ask, encourage, call, appeal, exhort, insist