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1. urge

verb. ['ˈɝːdʒ'] force or impel in an indicated direction.

Synonyms

  • push
  • rush
  • bear on
  • preach
  • advise
  • counsel
  • exhort
  • advocate
  • rede
  • urge on
  • press

Antonyms

  • linger
  • unhurried
  • reserved
  • stifle

Etymology

  • urgeo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Urge

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  • emerge
  • virge
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  • serge
  • merge
  • dirge
  • burdge
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Example sentences of the word urge


1. Noun, singular or mass
Resist the urge to work or read on the plane; get as much sleep as you can.

2. Adjective
At the opening, urge people to sign up for your email list.

Quotes containing the word urge


1. True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
- Albert Einstein

2. Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

3. Woke up this morning with a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read.
- Raymond Carver

2. urge

verb. ['ˈɝːdʒ'] push for something.

Synonyms

  • suggest
  • advise
  • advocate
  • recommend

Antonyms

  • cool
  • obviate
  • wealth
  • inessential

Etymology

  • urgeo (Latin)

3. urge

noun. ['ˈɝːdʒ'] a strong restless desire.

Synonyms

  • itch

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • pull

Etymology

  • urgeo (Latin)

4. urge

noun. ['ˈɝːdʒ'] an instinctive motive.

Synonyms

  • Thanatos
  • adience
  • wanderlust
  • need
  • death wish
  • itchy feet
  • abience
  • death instinct
  • impulse
  • motive

Antonyms

  • abience
  • attract
  • criticize
  • retreat

Etymology

  • urgeo (Latin)

5. urge

verb. ['ˈɝːdʒ'] spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts.

Synonyms

  • cheerlead
  • inspire
  • encourage
  • pep up
  • exhort
  • root on
  • urge on
  • cheer

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • persuade
  • indicate
  • nonpartisan

Etymology

  • urgeo (Latin)
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