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urge

noun

1 urge

An instinctive motive.

synonym: impulse.

Dutch: drang



2 urge

A strong restless desire:
— Why this urge to travel?.

synonym: itch.

Dutch: aanvechting, drang

verb

1 urge

Force or impel in an indicated direction:
— I urged him to finish his studies.

synonyms: exhort, press, urge on.

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

Roget 684: haste, hasten; make haste, make a dash etc. n.; hurry on, dash on, whip on, push on, press on, press forward; hurry, skurry, ... show more

Roget 765: request, ask; beg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to ask; beg leave, beg a boon; ... show more

Dutch: aandrijven, aanjagen, aanmanen, aanporren, aansporen, aanzetten, drijven, dringen, instigeren, manen ... show more

2 urge

Push for something.

synonyms: advocate, recommend.

Dutch: pleiten, aanraden, adviseren, raden

3 urge

Spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts.

synonyms: barrack, cheer, exhort, inspire, pep up, root on, urge on.


Moby thesaurus: accelerate, admonish, advise, advocate, affirm, allege, appetite, appetition, apply pressure, ardor, argue, ask, assert, automatic response, beg, beseech, beset, besiege, blandish, blind impulse ... show more.

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