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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. Human Rights Campaign:

    We urge Governor Phil Bryant to do the right thing - reject discrimination, and veto this harmful measure when it reaches Phil Bryant desk.

  2. Hua Chunying:

    We urge the Indonesian side to refrain from any action that complicates or magnifies the dispute, or impacts the peace and stability of the region.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    This issue transcends partisan politics, and I urge all senators -- Democrats and Republicans -- to support this resolution to terminate the president's emergency declaration when it comes up for a vote in the Senate, identical companion legislation to the House resolution will soon be introduced in the Senate.

  4. Jerry Nadler:

    Today, we learned that Attorney General Barr has made a key finding related to the COVID-19 pandemic that triggers expanded authority under the CARES Act to transfer prisoners to home confinement. This is a positive development, and I urge appropriate and swift use of this power.

  5. 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.


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

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