Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
urgere; akin to E.
To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
Through the thick deserts headlong
To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
My brother never
urgeme in his act; I did inquire it.
To provoke; to exasperate.
Urgenot my father’s anger.
To press hard upon; to follow closely
urgesheir, like wave impelling wave.
To present in an urgent manner; to press upon attention; to insist upon;
urgean argument; to
urgethe necessity of a case.
To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with;
urgean ore with intense heat
Syn. – To animate; incite; impel; instigate; stimulate; encourage.
To press onward or forward.
To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.
Webster 1828 Edition
URGE, v.t [L. urgeo. This belongs probably to the family of Gr. and L. arceo.]
1.To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to apply force to, in almost any manner.
And great Achilles urge the Trojan fate.
2.To press the mind or will; to press by motives, arguments, persuasion or importunity.
My broth did urge me in his act.
3.To provoke; to exasperate.
Urge not my father's anger.
4.To follow close; to impel.
Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave.
5.To labor vehemently; to press with eagerness.
Through the thick deserts headlong urg'd his flight.
6.To press; as, to urge an argument; to urge a petition; to urge the necessity of a case.
7.To importune; to solicit earnestly. He urged his son to withdraw.
8.To apply forcibly; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.