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Synonyms 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.

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. paf

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. urge(v. a.)

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

  2. urge(v. a.)

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

  3. urge(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. urge(v)

    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

How to pronounce urge?

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How to say urge in sign language?

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How to use urge in a sentence?

  1. Richard Blumenthal:

    What we've seen over the past years is a trend toward mammoth beer behemoths in our market and the result has not been a happy one for many consumers, i would urge the Department of Justice to think beyond the divestiture that has been proposed.

  2. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras:

    The most glorious pages in this country's history were pages of courage and virtue, i urge you to say 'No' again!

  3. Hilary Roberts:

    War is such an extreme human experience, people have the urge to either bear witness -- and the camera is a very good way of doing that -- or they seek insight and understanding.

  4. Geng Shuang:

    We urge the U.S. side to cease this activity, stop before it's too late and take measures to prevent these measures from becoming law, stop meddling in Hong Kong's affairs and China's affairs, if they must insist on going down this wrong path China will take strong counter-measures.

  5. Ron DeSantis:

    So no, we're not shutting down, we're going to go forward, we're going to continue to protect the most vulnerable. We're going to urge, continue to advise, particularly our elderly population to maintain social distancing, avoid crowds.


Translations for urge

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  • حثArabic
  • drängen, provozieren, treiben, anspornen, mahnen, DrangGerman
  • παρόρμηση, παροτρύνωGreek
  • urĝiEsperanto
  • 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
  • pulsioneItalian
  • 急き立てる, 衝動, 願望, 催促, せきたてるJapanese
  • hortorLatin
  • skubinātLatvian
  • ungaungaMāori
  • aandrang, aandrift, drang, aansporenDutch
  • trangNorwegian
  • provocar, impelir, insistir, urgir, comichãoPortuguese
  • толчок, советовать, подталкивать, побуждать, подгонять, подстрекать, подстёгивать, желание, побуждение, провоцировать, убеждатьRussian
  • porivSerbo-Croatian
  • uppmanaSwedish
  • hanjamuSwahili
  • వత్తిడి, ముందుకు నెట్టు, కోపము తెచ్చు, త్వరపెట్టు, వాదించు, బలవంత పెట్టు, వత్తిడి తెచ్చుTelugu
  • ittirmekTurkish

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