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Synonyms for urgeɜrdʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. urge, impulse(noun)

    an instinctive motive

    Synonyms:
    pulsing, whim, nerve impulse, nervous impulse, impetus, momentum, urge, impulsion, caprice, pulse, neural impulse, impulse, pulsation, itch

  2. urge, itch(verb)

    a strong restless desire

    Synonyms:
    itch, impulse, itchiness, itching, urge, scabies

  3. urge, urge on, press, exhort(verb)

    force or impel in an indicated direction

    Synonyms:
    weigh, fight, beseech, agitate, press out, conjure, urge on, root on, bid, constrict, press, urge, weight-lift, iron out, exhort, iron, weightlift, campaign, barrack, advocate, entreat, compact, squeeze, compress, pep up, recommend, adjure, contract, inspire, crusade, push, cheer

  4. recommend, urge, advocate(verb)

    push for something

    Synonyms:
    inspire, exhort, root on, press, preach, commend, urge, urge on, recommend, pep up, barrack, cheer, advocate

  5. cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up(verb)

    spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

    Synonyms:
    jeer, juice up, animate, pep up, press, scoff, root on, enliven, cheer, urge on, instigate, flout, advocate, invigorate, urge, inspire, exalt, ginger up, exhort, hearten, jolly along, prompt, revolutionize, jazz up, recreate, cheer up, barrack, recommend, inhale, chirk up, embolden, breathe in, revolutionise, jolly up, gibe

Wiktionary

  1. urge(noun)

    Synonyms:
    instigate, stimulate, incite, impel, animate, encourage

  2. urge(verb)

    To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.

    Synonyms:
    stimulate, incite, encourage, instigate, impel, animate

  3. urge(verb)

    To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.

    Synonyms:
    encourage, instigate, stimulate, animate, incite, impel

  4. urge(verb)

    To provoke; to exasperate.

    Synonyms:
    instigate, animate, stimulate, impel, incite, encourage

  5. urge(verb)

    To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon.

    Synonyms:
    encourage, animate, incite, impel, stimulate, instigate

  6. urge(verb)

    : To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.

    Synonyms:
    stimulate, incite, impel, animate, encourage, instigate

  7. urge(verb)

    To press onward or forward.

    Synonyms:
    encourage, impel, incite, animate, stimulate, instigate

  8. urge(verb)

    To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.

    Synonyms:
    encourage, instigate, impel, incite, stimulate, animate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. urge

    To influence (Latin in, in or into, and fluo, flow) is to affect, modify, or act upon by physical, mental, or moral power, especially in some gentle, subtle, and gradual way; as, vegetation is influenced by light; every one is influenced to some extent by public opinion; influence is chiefly used of power acting from without, tho it may be used of motives regarded as forces acting upon the will. Actuate refers solely to mental or moral power impelling one from within. One may influence, but can not directly actuate another; but one may be actuated to cruelty by hatred which another's misrepresentation has aroused. Prompt and stir are words of mere suggestion toward some course of action; dispose, draw, incline, influence, and lead refer to the use of mild means to awaken in another a purpose or disposition to act. To excite is to arouse one from lethargy or indifference to action. Incite and instigate, to spur or goad one to action, differ in the fact that incite may be to good, while instigate is always to evil (compare ABET). To urge and impel signify to produce strong excitation toward some act. We are urged from without, impelled from within. Drive and compel imply irresistible influence accomplishing its object. One may be driven either by his own passions or by external force or urgency; one is compelled only by some external power; as, the owner was compelled by his misfortunes to sell his estate. Compare COMPEL; DRIVE.

    Synonyms:
    actuate, compel, dispose, draw, drive, excite, impel, incite, incline, induce, influence, instigate, lead, move, persuade, prompt, stir, sway

    Antonyms:
    deter, discourage, dissuade, hinder, impede, inhibit, prevent, restrain, retard

    Preposition:
    Actuated to crime by revenge.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. urge(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    push, press, impel, drive, force onward, push on, press on

  2. urge(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    solicit, importune, beg, entreat, beseech, implore, conjure

  3. urge(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    incite, animate, encourage, instigate, stimulate, goad, spur

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

urges, urged, urging, invite, ask, encourage, call, appeal, exhort, insist


Translations for urge

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • حثArabic
  • drängen, provozieren, treiben, anspornen, mahnen, DrangGerman
  • παρόρμηση, παροτρύνωGreek
  • urĝiEsperanto
  • urgir, ansia, jalear, empujar, provocar, alentar, apresurar, impulso, ahincar, aguijar, presionar, espolear, aguijonear, impulsar, incitar, impelerSpanish
  • raivostuttaa, ajaa, hinku, kehottaa, halu, vaatia, kiirehtiä, painostaa, viettiFinnish
  • provoquer, inciter, pulsion, pousser, insisterFrench
  • coitichScottish Gaelic
  • szorgalmaz, ösztönöz, sürget, unszol, serkent, nógat, ösztökél, siettetHungarian
  • pulsioneItalian
  • 急き立てる, 衝動, 願望, 催促, せきたてるJapanese
  • Korean
  • hortorLatin
  • skubinātLatvian
  • ungaungaMāori
  • aandrang, aandrift, drang, aansporenDutch
  • trangNorwegian
  • provocar, impelir, insistir, urgir, comichãoPortuguese
  • толчок, советовать, подталкивать, побуждать, подгонять, подстрекать, подстёгивать, желание, побуждение, провоцировать, убеждатьRussian
  • porivSerbo-Croatian
  • uppmanaSwedish
  • hanjamuSwahili
  • వత్తిడి, ముందుకు నెట్టు, కోపము తెచ్చు, త్వరపెట్టు, వాదించు, బలవంత పెట్టు, వత్తిడి తెచ్చుTelugu
  • ittirmekTurkish

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