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 urginginsistence, driving, begging, goad, pleading, persuasion, imploring, coaxing, beseeching
Examples from the Web for urging
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 13, 2014
Essentially, Pope Francis is urging Christians to “love the sinner, but hate the sin.”Is Pope Francis Backpedaling on Gays?
November 19, 2014
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
November 8, 2014
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
November 5, 2014
Now 88 senators are urging the Obama administration to take a very different approach to the group: gradual regime change.Senators: Take Gaza Away From Hamas
September 22, 2014
Historical Examples of urging
Mr Clayton was pushing me forward, and urging a dagger into my hand.
We have been selfish, sister, in urging our visit at such hazard.The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
He seemed to be motioning the crowd away instead of urging them on.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
He caught a glimpse of a man who was urging on the riflemen and who seemed to be their leader.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
But I checked him in that Falstaffian vein, urging considerations of time and cookery.The Uncommercial Traveller
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.