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Definition 1: a strong restless desire - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where urge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • why this urge to travel?

Synonyms for urge in the sense of this definition

(urge is a kind of ...) the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

Definition 2: an instinctive motive - [noun denoting motive]

Samples where urge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • profound religious impulses

Synonyms for urge in the sense of this definition

(urge is a kind of ...) the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior

"we did not understand his motivation" "he acted with the best of motives"

(... is a kind of urge ) (psychology) an urge to withdraw or avoid a situation or an object

(... is a kind of urge ) (psychology) an urge to accept or approach a situation or an object

(... is a kind of urge ) (psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die

(... is a kind of urge ) very strong or irresistible impulse to travel

Definition 3: force or impel in an indicated direction - [verb of communication]

Samples where urge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I urged him to finish his studies

Synonyms for urge in the sense of this definition

(urge is a kind of ...) give advice to

"The teacher counsels troubled students" "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"

(... is a kind of urge ) urge to an unnatural speed

"Don't rush me, please!"

(... is a kind of urge ) press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action

"He pushed her to finish her doctorate"

(... is a kind of urge ) speak, plead, or argue in favor of

"The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"

Definition 4: spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts - [verb of communication]

Samples where urge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers

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(urge is a kind of ...) inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

(... is a kind of urge ) act as a cheerleader in a sports event

Definition 5: push for something - [verb of communication]

Samples where urge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day

Synonyms for urge in the sense of this definition

(urge is a kind of ...) make a proposal, declare a plan for something

"the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"

(... is a kind of urge ) recommend as beneficial

"my mother prescribes a good night's sleep as the cure for all ills"

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