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


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

Through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight. Pope.


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.


To provoke; to exasperate.


Urge not my father's anger. Shak.


To press hard upon; to follow closely

Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave. Pope.


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.


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.


To press onward or forward.



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


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