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English noun: urge

1. urge (motive) an instinctive motive


SamplesProfound religious impulses.


Synonymsimpulse


Broader (hypernym)motivation, motive, need


Narrower (hyponym)abience, adience, death instinct, death wish, itchy feet, Thanatos, wanderlust

2. urge (feeling) a strong restless desire


SamplesWhy this urge to travel?.


Synonymsitch


Broader (hypernym)desire


English verb: urge

1. urge (communication) force or impel in an indicated direction


SamplesI urged him to finish his studies.


ExamplesSam cannot urge Sue , They urge him to write the letter


Synonymsexhort, press, urge on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)advise, counsel, rede


Narrower (hyponym)advocate, bear on, hurry, preach, push, rush

2. urge (communication) push for something


SamplesThe travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day.


Synonymsadvocate, recommend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)advise, propose, suggest

3. urge (communication) spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts


SamplesThe crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers.


ExamplesThey urge him to write the letter


Synonymsbarrack, cheer, exhort, inspire, pep up, root on, urge on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)encourage


Narrower (hyponym)cheerlead









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