verb (used with object), urged, urg·ing.
verb (used without object), urged, urg·ing.
Origin of urge
Synonyms for urge
Antonyms for urge
Related Words for urgedproposed, favored, recommended, praised, backed, approved, advanced, aided, promoted, commended, adopted, pushed, ratified, influenced, requested, moved, forced, advised, solicited, charged
Examples from the Web for urged
Contemporary Examples of urged
In several reports he urged the pit operators to safeguard the birds.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.
David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
December 9, 2014
He urged his son to help the Special Forces teams working in the area.Special Forces’ $77M ‘Hustler’ Hits Back
December 8, 2014
The law professor, Benny Tai, urged the students to “retreat and take the spirit of the Umbrella Movement into the community.”The Monuments Men of Occupy Hong Kong
December 4, 2014
For the last several months, prominent Democrats have urged Hispanics to make their voices heard on Election Day.Latinos Aren’t a ‘Cheap Date’ for Democrats Anymore
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
November 11, 2014
Snyder remembered one more site in Hollister he urged me to visit.Silicon Valley Mansions, Swallowed Alive
November 8, 2014
Historical Examples of urged
"He said he was poor," urged Billy, who had been rather taken with the ease of Arledge's manner.
At parting, she urged Eudora to share her apartment for the night.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
"Do it good while you're doin' it," urged Uncle Peter, cheerfully.
Just because it would be so difficult to raise the hundred pounds she urged it.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
"But that way was so exciting," she urged, not at all convinced.Within the Law
Word Origin for urge
1610s, from urge (v.); in frequent use after c.1910.
1550s, from Latin urgere "to press hard, push, drive, compel," from PIE root *werg- "to work" (cf. Avestan vareza "work, activity;" Greek ergon "work," orgia "religious performances," organon "tool;" Armenian gorc "work;" Lithuanian verziu "tie, fasten, squeeze," vargas "need, distress;" Old Church Slavonic vragu "enemy;" Gothic waurkjan, Old English wyrcan "work;" Gothic wrikan "persecute," Old English wrecan "drive, hunt, pursue;" Old Norse yrka "work, take effect"). Related: Urged; urging.