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English verb: urge on

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

SamplesThe crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers.

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

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)encourage

Narrower (hyponym)cheerlead

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

SamplesI urged him to finish his studies.

ExamplesSam cannot urge on Sue

Synonymsexhort, press, urge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)advise, counsel, rede

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

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