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Meaning & Definition of Urge in English

English

Urge

/ərʤ/

noun

1. An instinctive motive

  • "Profound religious impulses"
    synonym:
  • urge
  • ,
  • impulse

2. A strong restless desire

  • "Why this urge to travel?"
    synonym:
  • urge
  • ,
  • itch

verb

1. Force or impel in an indicated direction

  • "I urged him to finish his studies"
    synonym:
  • urge
  • ,
  • urge on
  • ,
  • press
  • ,
  • exhort

2. Push for something

  • "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on thanksgiving day"
    synonym:
  • recommend
  • ,
  • urge
  • ,
  • advocate

3. Spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

  • "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
    synonym:
  • cheer
  • ,
  • root on
  • ,
  • inspire
  • ,
  • urge
  • ,
  • barrack
  • ,
  • urge on
  • ,
  • exhort
  • ,
  • pep up

Examples of using

I never wrote to her, despite the urge to do so.
I urge you to tell him the truth.