an instinctive motive
"profound religious impulses"
a strong restless desire
"why this urge to travel?"
urge, urge on, press, exhort(verb)
force or impel in an indicated direction
"I urged him to finish his studies"
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
recommend, urge, advocate(verb)
push for something
"The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
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"
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
To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
To provoke; to exasperate.
To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon.
: To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.
To press onward or forward.
To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.
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.
Actuated to crime by revenge.
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- drängen, provozieren, treiben, anspornen, mahnen, DrangGerman
- παρόρμηση, παροτρύνωGreek
- urgir, ansia, jalear, empujar, provocar, alentar, apresurar, impulso, ahincar, aguijar, presionar, espolear, aguijonear, impulsar, incitar, impelerSpanish
- raivostuttaa, ajaa, hinku, kehottaa, halu, vaatia, kiirehtiä, painostaa, viettiFinnish
- provoquer, inciter, pulsion, pousser, insisterFrench
- coitichScottish Gaelic
- szorgalmaz, ösztönöz, sürget, unszol, serkent, nógat, ösztökél, siettetHungarian
- 急き立てる, 衝動, 願望, 催促, せきたてるJapanese
- aandrang, aandrift, drang, aansporenDutch
- provocar, impelir, insistir, urgir, comichãoPortuguese
- толчок, советовать, подталкивать, побуждать, подгонять, подстрекать, подстёгивать, желание, побуждение, провоцировать, убеждатьRussian
- వత్తిడి, ముందుకు నెట్టు, కోపము తెచ్చు, త్వరపెట్టు, వాదించు, బలవంత పెట్టు, వత్తిడి తెచ్చుTelugu
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