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Noun
A strong desire or impulse
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“I could not resist the urge to travel to Canada to see what all the fuss was about.”
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The act of asking someone earnestly
“I finally gave in to the urge of my mother to do my homework.”
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A sudden desire or change of mind, especially one that is unusual or unexplained
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A natural or intuitive way of acting or thinking
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A hope or ambition of achieving something
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The act of entreating or beseeching
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The faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action
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A feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness
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To ask someone to do something in an urgent manner
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“I would do my best to urge my husband to buy me a new pair of Dolce and Gabbana sneakers.”
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To encourage someone to continue or succeed
“The game still looked in the balance, and Rhodes continued to urge Kendal on with his constant ranting from the back.”
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To advocate earnestly and persistently
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“With experts warning that the market is sitting on the biggest bubble ever, it is time to urge caution.”
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To fondle, kid, pet, tease
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To facilitate or accelerate the progress of
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To offer for discussion or debate
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Bring to mind
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To make a loud, deep cry
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To complain or express discontent in a wearisome manner
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Assert something as a position in an argument
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To assuage the agitation or anger of (someone)
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Challenge, defy someone
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