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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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