Urge (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Urged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Urging (?).] [L. urgere; akin to E. wreak. See Wreak, v. t.]

1.

To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.

Through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight. Pope.

2.

To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.

My brother never Did urge me in his act; I did inquire it. Shak.

3.

To provoke; to exasperate.

[R.]

Urge not my father's anger. Shak.

4.

To press hard upon; to follow closely

Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave. Pope.

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.

6.

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

Syn. -- To animate; incite; impel; instigate; stimulate; encourage.

 

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Urge (?), v. i.

1.

To press onward or forward.

[R.]

2.

To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.

 

© Webster 1913.

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