verb (used with object), urged, urg·ing.
verb (used without object), urged, urg·ing.
- urey, harold clayton,
- urge incontinence,
- urgency incontinence,
Origin of urge
Examples from the Web for urging
He came at David O. Selznick's urging, and together they made Rebecca, Spellbound, and The Paradine Case.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Essentially, Pope Francis is urging Christians to “love the sinner, but hate the sin.”
And he was said to be urging Obama to appoint her as his successor.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch|Michael Daly|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Girma sent a letter to TED, urging it to caption all the videos, but she says the response indicated disinterest.TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem—but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That|Nina Strochlic|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now 88 senators are urging the Obama administration to take a very different approach to the group: gradual regime change.
In his ears there sounded surely the cries of Paris, urging him to the assault to the barricades of Fame.A Spirit in Prison|Robert Hichens
Robert Keable urging the Automaton called Citizen to turn on his oppressor.Nonsenseorship|G. G. Putnam and Others
She led him back upon the plateau, and, urging him both with whip and voice, she started him again toward the yawning chasm.Led Astray and The Sphinx|Octave Feuillet
I don't see why you should speak as if I were urging some abomination.The Outcry|Henry James
Two gentlemen in flannel, with guns, are urging a little row-boat up toward the interior country.
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.