[ verb ] force or impel in an indicated direction
"I urged him to finish his studies"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
It urged that the city `` take steps to remedy '' this problem .
It urged that the next Legislature `` provide enabling funds and re-set the effective date so_that an orderly implementation of the law may be effected '' .(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
That 's not precisely the way Larkin urges them to look_at it , though .(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
And to an industry that prides itself on authenticity , he urged greater realism .(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
Representing as_it_did the efforts of only unauthorized individuals of the Roman and Anglican_Churches , and urging a communion of prayer unacceptable to Rome , this association produced little fruit , and , in_fact , was condemned by the Holy_Office in 1864 .
[ verb ] push for something
"The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore]...)
Recounting personal observations of clearance work , the Councilman cited instances of inefficient use of equipment or supplies by poorly trained workers and urged that plow blades be set so they do not leave behind a thin layer of snow which eventually freezes .(The Detroit News,...)
But if any realism and feeling for truth remain in the General_Assembly , it is time for men of courage to measure the magnitude of the failure and urge some new approach .(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
Gen._Taylor will report to President_Kennedy in a_few days on the results of his visit to South Viet_Nam and , judging from some of his remarks to reporters in the Far_East , he is likely to urge a more efficient mobilization of Vietnamese military , economic , political and other resources .(The New York Times,...)
President_Kennedy has urged a peace race on disarmament that might be called `` Operation_Survival '' which has many facets .(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
He may have a point in urging that decadent themes be given fewer prizes .
[ noun ] a strong restless desire
"why this urge to travel?"
Used in print(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)
Why then this urge to include unstable items in his basic list ?
It is the urge to obtain a list as free_of geographical and cultural conditioning as possible .
[ verb ] urge on or encourage esp. by shouts
"The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
Used in print(Mr. America, 4:6...)
Far from discouraging Henri , his parents urge him on to greater and greater accomplishments .