Definitions for urgeɜrdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

urgeɜrdʒ(v.; n.)urged, urg•ing

  1. (v.t.)to push or force along; impel with force or vigor.

  2. to drive with incitement to speed or effort:

    to urge dogs on with shouts.

  3. to press, push, or hasten (the course, activities, etc.):

    to urge one's escape.

  4. to impel or move to some action:

    urged by necessity.

  5. to endeavor to induce or persuade, as by entreaties; exhort:

    to urge a person to greater caution.

  6. to press (something) upon the attention:

    to urge a claim.

  7. to insist on or assert with earnestness:

    to urge the need of haste.

  8. to recommend earnestly:

    to urge a plan of action.

  9. (v.i.)to exert a driving or impelling force; give an impulse to haste or action.

  10. to make entreaties or earnest recommendations.

  11. to press arguments or allegations, as against a person.

  12. (n.)an act of urging; impelling action, influence, or force; impulse.

  13. an involuntary or instinctive impulse:

    the sex urge.

Origin of urge:

1550–60; < L urgēre to press, drive, urge


Princeton's WordNet

  1. urge, impulse(noun)

    an instinctive motive

    "profound religious impulses"

  2. urge, itch(verb)

    a strong restless desire

    "why this urge to travel?"

  3. urge, urge on, press, exhort(verb)

    force or impel in an indicated direction

    "I urged him to finish his studies"

  4. recommend, urge, advocate(verb)

    push for something

    "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"

  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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. urge(verb)ɜrdʒ

    to give sb strong advice suggesting they do sth

    We urge you to reconsider your decision.

  2. urge(noun)ɜrdʒ

    a strong need or desire

    sexual urges; I fought against the urge to scream.


  1. urge(Noun)

    A strong desire; an itch to do something.

  2. urge(Verb)

    To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.

  3. urge(Verb)

    To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.

  4. urge(Verb)

    To provoke; to exasperate.

  5. urge(Verb)

    To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon.

  6. urge(Verb)

    : To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.

  7. urge(Verb)

    To press onward or forward.

  8. urge(Verb)

    To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Urge(verb)

    to press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward

  2. Urge(verb)

    to press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity

  3. Urge(verb)

    to provoke; to exasperate

  4. Urge(verb)

    to press hard upon; to follow closely

  5. Urge(verb)

    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. Urge(verb)

    to treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat

  7. Urge(verb)

    to press onward or forward

  8. Urge(verb)

    to be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist


  1. URGE

    The URGE digital music store was an online music distribution service run by MTV Networks. URGE was integrated into Windows Media Player 11. URGE was opened on May 17, 2006. Downloaded files come with restrictions on their use, enforced by Windows Media DRM, Microsoft's digital rights management. URGE features the music programming of MTV, CMT, and VH1 and provides editorial content for the online music service. URGE currently charges 99¢ a track, or $9.95/month for a subscription. An optional $14.95/month to-go subscription is available for those with PlaysForSure devices. As of May 2008, URGE is not compatible with Microsoft's Zune or Apple's iPod, although the first-generation Zune Marketplace was based on URGE, and had many similarities. In the spring of 2007, MTV Networks launched the digital audio radio service URGE Radio, available through cable operators. URGE Radio offered cable systems digital audio channels with continuous music commercial-free, 24 hours a day. Similar to Music Choice, song and artist info is displayed on screen. In August 2007, MTV Networks announced plans to end its partnership with Microsoft and close URGE, and join RealNetworks on its Rhapsody digital music store.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'urge' in Verbs Frequency: #486

Anagrams of urge

  1. geru, grue, regu

Translations for urge

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to try to persuade or request earnestly (someone to do something)

He urged her to drive carefully; `Come with me,' he urged.

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