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Synonyms for urge
ɜrdʒurge

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Wiktionary

  1. urgeverb

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

  2. urgeverb

    A strong desire; an itch to do something.

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

  3. urgeverb

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

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

  4. urgeverb

    To provoke; to exasperate.

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

  5. urgeverb

    To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon.

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

  6. urgeverb

    : 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. urgeverb

    To press onward or forward.

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

  8. urgeverb

    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.

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

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

    Preposition:
    Actuated to crime by revenge.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. urge

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. urge, impulsenoun

    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, itchverb

    a strong restless desire

    "why this urge to travel?"

    Synonyms:
    itch, impulse, itchiness, itching, scabies

  3. urge, urge on, press, exhortverb

    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, advocateverb

    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 upverb

    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

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    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. urgeverb

    Synonyms:
    push, press, impel, drive, force onward, push on, press on

  2. urgeverb

    Synonyms:
    solicit, importune, beg, entreat, beseech, implore, conjure

  3. urgeverb

    Synonyms:
    incite, animate, encourage, instigate, stimulate, goad, spur

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. urgeverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "urge":

    urges, urged, urging, invite, ask, encourage, call, appeal, exhort, insist

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How to use urge in a sentence?

  1. Megan Ketterer:

    We are frustrated by the FAA's inability to do what nearly 40 countries have done, which is to safely deploy 5G technology without disrupting aviation services, and we urge it do so in a timely manner.

  2. Brian Turner:

    We continue to urge the public to please remain alert and to report to law enforcement any suspicious activity that is observed either in person or online, with our local partners we gather, share and act upon threat information as it comes to our attention.

  3. Wilbur Ross:

    As we continue to urge consumers to transition away from Huawei's products, we recognize that more time is necessary to prevent any disruption.

  4. Nicole Ozer:

    Face recognition technology gives governments the unprecedented power to spy on us, we urge Microsoft and other companies to join IBM, Google, and Amazon in moving towards the right side of history.

  5. Chuck Grassley:

    I support nearly every one of President Trump's immigration policies, but this is not one of them, i urge The President to consider other options.


Translations for urge

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  • حثArabic
  • anspornen, Drang, provozieren, treiben, drängen, mahnenGerman
  • παρόρμηση, παροτρύνωGreek
  • urĝiEsperanto
  • aguijar, impulso, ahincar, apresurar, incitar, impeler, presionar, alentar, provocar, empujar, impulsar, jalear, espolear, aguijonear, urgir, ansiaSpanish
  • kiirehtiä, halu, raivostuttaa, vietti, painostaa, ajaa, hinku, kehottaa, vaatiaFinnish
  • provoquer, pousser, insister, inciter, pulsionFrench
  • coitichScottish Gaelic
  • sürget, nógat, serkent, siettet, szorgalmaz, unszol, ösztökél, ösztönözHungarian
  • pulsioneItalian
  • 催促, 願望, せきたてる, 衝動, 急き立てるJapanese
  • hortorLatin
  • skubinātLatvian
  • ungaungaMāori
  • aandrift, aansporen, drang, aandrangDutch
  • trangNorwegian
  • insistir, urgir, impelir, provocar, comichãoPortuguese
  • провоцировать, убеждать, подстрекать, желание, побуждение, подстёгивать, толчок, советовать, подталкивать, подгонять, побуждатьRussian
  • porivSerbo-Croatian
  • uppmanaSwedish
  • hanjamuSwahili
  • వత్తిడి, ముందుకు నెట్టు, కోపము తెచ్చు, త్వరపెట్టు, వాదించు, బలవంత పెట్టు, వత్తిడి తెచ్చుTelugu
  • ittirmekTurkish

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. transfixed
    • B. mesmerized
    • C. fascinated
    • D. disenchanted

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