Urge Urge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Urged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Urging}.] [L. urgere; akin to E. wreak. See {Wreak}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward. [1913 Webster]

Through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity. [1913 Webster]

My brother never Did urge me in his act; I did inquire it. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To provoke; to exasperate. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Urge not my father's anger. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To press hard upon; to follow closely [1913 Webster]

Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

5. To present in an urgent manner; to press upon attention; to insist upon; as, to urge an argument; to urge the necessity of a case. [1913 Webster]

6. To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To animate; incite; impel; instigate; stimulate; encourage. [1913 Webster]

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