What does urge mean?

Definitions for urgeɜrdʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Urge

    urj, v.t. to press in any way: to drive: to press earnestly: to solicit earnestly: to provoke.—v.i. to incite: to insist: to make allegations.—n. act of urging.—n. Ur′gency, quality of being urgent: earnest asking: pressing necessity.—adj. Ur′gent, urging: pressing with importunity: calling for immediate attention: earnest.—adv. Ur′gently.—n. Ur′ger. [L. urgēre, to press.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for urge »

  1. geru, grue, regu


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of urge in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of urge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jared Taylor:

    I urge you to vote for Donald Trump.

  2. Rick Santorum:

    I would urge Congress to change that.

  3. Freddy Lim:

    We urge the Legislative Yuan to recall Ma.

  4. Samantha Phillips:

    We urge people to prepare for a high impact event.

  5. Johannes Hahn:

    I urge the Croatian government to change their decision.

Images & Illustrations of urge

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Translations for urge

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • Korean
  • 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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