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urging Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; goad; spurring; prodding; prod; spur.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  2. noun the act of earnestly supporting or encouraging
  3. noun insistent solicitation and entreaty
    importunity; urgency.
    • his importunity left me no alternative but to agree
  4. verb force or impel in an indicated direction
    press; urge; urge on; exhort.
    • I urged him to finish his studies
  5. verb push for something
    urge; advocate; recommend.
    • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
  6. verb spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    urge; inspire; exhort; barrack; cheer; urge on; root on; pep up.
    • The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers