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  • nounvery strong desire
  • verbbeg, push for, encourage

synonyms for urge

  • appetite
  • compulsion
  • craving
  • impulse
  • itch
  • longing
  • lust
  • passion
  • weakness
  • yearning
  • drive
  • druthers
  • fancy
  • goad
  • impetus
  • incentive
  • motive
  • pressure
  • stimulant
  • stimulus
  • wish
  • yen
  • appetition
  • fire in belly
  • sweet tooth
See also synonyms for: urged / urges / urging

antonyms for urge

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  • disgust
  • dislike
  • distaste
  • hate
  • hatred
  • indifference
  • deterrent
  • discouragement
  • hindrance
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How to use urge in a sentence

And I have given this tedious detail to urge and embolden others to remonstrate against it.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
In excusing the Freedom of your Satyr, you urge that it galls no body, because nobody minds it enough to be mended by it.
A LETTER FROM MR. CIBBER TO MR. POPECOLLEY CIBBER
But this is quite enough to justify the inconsiderable expense which the experiment I urge would involve.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
The judicious father saw that it would be utterly unavailing to urge the suit, and the matter was dropped.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
At first the girl declined to follow advice which instinctively she distrusted, and Sir Lucien was too clever to urge it upon her.
DOPESAX ROHMER
If you walk with a gentleman, when he reaches your door invite him in, but if he declines, do not urge him.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Thus, he took time out to warn them of Tarleton's plans and to urge them to delay the British as long as possible.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
At one hundred feet in depth, the passage of the surge would be strong enough to urge considerable pebbles before it.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
They would not urge his immediate return without serious reasons.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
Moreover, the raindrops perceptibly urge the small detached bits of stone down the slopes toward the streams.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO URGE

  • advocate
  • back
  • condone
  • egg on
  • encourage
  • endorse
  • goad
  • incite
  • instigate
  • prod
  • promote
  • provoke
  • sanction
  • spur
  • support
  • urge
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