urger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

urge +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

urger ‎(plural urgers)

  1. One who urges.
    • 1844, Andrew Stevenson, The history of the church and state of Scotland (page 195)
      [] the contrivers, maintainers, and urgers of the service-book, and other grievous innovations []

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from urgent; compare Latin urgeō.

Verb[edit]

urger

  1. (usually impersonal) To be urgent.
    Dépêche-toi, ça urge ! — Hurry up, it's urgent!

Usage notes[edit]

  • Do not confuse this verb with the English to urge, which is usually transitive and has an active subject.

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written urge- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger. This verb is impersonal and is conjugated only in the third-person singular. Personal forms are occasionally found, and conjugate like manger.

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