urging


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Urge \Urge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Urged; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Urging.] [L. urgere; akin to E. wreak. See Wreak, v. t.]
   [1913 Webster]
   1. To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
      [1913 Webster]

            Through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight.
                                                  --Pope.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives,
      arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
      [1913 Webster]

            My brother never
            Did urge me in his act; I did inquire it. --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. To provoke; to exasperate. [R.]
      [1913 Webster]

            Urge not my father's anger.           --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

   4. To press hard upon; to follow closely
      [1913 Webster]

            Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave. --Pope.
      [1913 Webster]

   5. To present in an urgent manner; to press upon attention;
      to insist upon; as, to urge an argument; to urge the
      necessity of a case.
      [1913 Webster]

   6. To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent
      measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.
      [1913 Webster]

   Syn: To animate; incite; impel; instigate; stimulate;
        encourage.
        [1913 Webster]
Feedback Form