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noun as in persuading

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One, where restoration using climate-friendly and sustainable materials and technology are given precedence over the urge to use the same materials and approach as was originally done — even if the monument looks slightly different as a consequence.

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I felt the urge to scamper off to my room with the whole container.

Instead, the difference seems to be that they’re willing to keep enduring the unpleasant urge to breathe for longer.

Resist the urge to buy the “next best” in last year’s model — the new ones are a major change and are replacements, not just upgrades, for the old ones.

These seven mental and physical factors can account for almost any creepy occurrence—including some famous ones ripe for debunking—and help to make sense of our perpetual urge to sleep with the night light on.

He came at David O. Selznick's urging, and together they made Rebecca, Spellbound, and The Paradine Case.

Essentially, Pope Francis is urging Christians to “love the sinner, but hate the sin.”

And he was said to be urging Obama to appoint her as his successor.

Girma sent a letter to TED, urging it to caption all the videos, but she says the response indicated disinterest.

A former great urging another man to forcefully keep an up-and-coming female rapper in line?

Bahadur Shah held out against the vehement urging of his daughter aided now by the counsel of her brothers.

Victor was proud of his achievement, and went about recommending it and urging every one to partake of it to excess.

There was no need of Lawrence signaling Dan to come on, for the squad were urging their horses to the limit.

Meanwhile he wrote an impassioned letter to Napoleon urging him to seek no more wars of conquest.

The nurse, a comfortable looking Griffe woman in white apron and cap, was urging her to return to her bedroom.


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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to urging, such as: insistence, begging, beseeching, coaxing, driving, and goad.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.