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See also: urgé, urĝe, and ürge

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin urgeō (I urge). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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urge (plural urges)

  1. A strong desire; an itch to do something.

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urge (third-person singular simple present urges, present participle urging, simple past and past participle urged)

  1. (transitive) To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
    • Alexander Pope:
      through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight
  2. (transitive) To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
    • Shakespeare:
      My brother never / Did urge me in his act; I did inquire it.
  3. (transitive) To provoke; to exasperate.
    • Shakespeare:
      Urge not my father's anger.
    • Sir Walter Scott:
      "I can answer a civil question civilly," said the youth, "and will pay fitting respect to your age, if you do not urge my patience with mockery. []
  4. (transitive) To press hard upon; to follow closely.
    • Alexander Pope:
      Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave.
  5. (transitive) To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon.
    to urge an argument; to urge the necessity of a case
    • 1814 July, [Jane Austen], chapter X, in Mansfield Park, volume II, London: T[homas] Egerton, OCLC 39810224, page 222:
      To be urging her opinion against Sir Thomas's, was a proof of the extremity of the case, but such was her horror at the first suggestion, that she could actually look him in the face and say she hoped it might be settled otherwise; in vain however; []
  6. (transitive, obsolete) To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with.
    to urge an ore with intense heat
  7. (transitive) To press onward or forward.
  8. (transitive) To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.

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urge

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of urgir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of urgir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of urgir.