urge

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin urgeō (I urge). This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

urge (plural urges)

  1. A strong desire; an itch to do something.

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Verb[edit]

urge (third-person singular simple present urges, present participle urging, simple past and past participle urged)

  1. (transitive) To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
    • Alexander Pope
      through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight
  2. (transitive) To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
    • Shakespeare
      My brother never / Did urge me in his act; I did inquire it.
  3. (transitive) To provoke; to exasperate.
    • Shakespeare
      Urge not my father's anger.
  4. (transitive) To press hard upon; to follow closely.
    • Alexander Pope
      Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave.
  5. (transitive) To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon.
    to urge an argument; to urge the necessity of a case
  6. (transitive, obsolete) To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with.
    to urge an ore with intense heat
  7. (transitive) To press onward or forward.
  8. (transitive) To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

urge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of urger

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

urge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of urgere

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

urgē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of urgeō

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

urge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of urgir
  2. second-person singular imperative of urgir

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

urge

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of urgir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of urgir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of urgir.