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Webster 1913 Edition


Urge

Urge

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Urged
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Urging
.]
[L.
urgere
; akin to E.
wreak
. See
Wreak
,
Verb.
T.
]
1.
To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
Through the thick deserts headlong
urged
his flight.
Pope.
2.
To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
My brother never
Did
urge
me in his act; I did inquire it.
Shakespeare
3.
To provoke; to exasperate.
[R.]
Urge
not my father’s anger.
Shakespeare
4.
To press hard upon; to follow closely
Heir
urges
heir, like wave impelling wave.
Pope.
5.
To present in an urgent manner; to press upon attention; to insist upon;
as, to
urge
an argument; to
urge
the necessity of a case.
6.
To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with;
as, to
urge
an ore with intense heat
.
Syn. – To animate; incite; impel; instigate; stimulate; encourage.

Urge

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To press onward or forward.
[R.]
2.
To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.

Webster 1828 Edition


Urge

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.

URGE

,
Verb.
I.
To press forward; as, he strives to urge upward.

Definition 2021


urge

urge

See also: urgé, urĝe, and ürge

English

Noun

urge (plural urges)

  1. A strong desire; an itch to do something.

Translations

Verb

urge (third-person singular simple present urges, present participle urging, simple past and past participle urged)

  1. (transitive) To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
    • Alexander Pope
      through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight
  2. (transitive) To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
    • Shakespeare
      My brother never / Did urge me in his act; I did inquire it.
  3. (transitive) To provoke; to exasperate.
    • Shakespeare
      Urge not my father's anger.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      "I can answer a civil question civilly," said the youth, "and will pay fitting respect to your age, if you do not urge my patience with mockery. []
  4. (transitive) To press hard upon; to follow closely.
    • Alexander Pope
      Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave.
  5. (transitive) To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon.
    to urge an argument; to urge the necessity of a case
  6. (transitive, obsolete) To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with.
    to urge an ore with intense heat
  7. (transitive) To press onward or forward.
  8. (transitive) To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.

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French

Verb

urge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of urger

Anagrams


Italian

Verb

urge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of urgere

Latin

Verb

urgē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of urgeō

Portuguese

Verb

urge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of urgir
  2. second-person singular imperative of urgir

Spanish

Verb

urge

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of urgir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of urgir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of urgir.