To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
- To force or drive forward or onward; impel.
- To entreat earnestly and often repeatedly; exhort.
- To advocate earnestly the doing, consideration, or approval of; press for: urge passage of the bill; a speech urging moderation.
- To stimulate; excite: "It urged him to an intensity like madness” ( D.H. Lawrence).
- To move or impel to action, effort, or speed; spur.
- To exert an impelling force; push vigorously.
- To present a forceful argument, claim, or case.
- The act of urging.
- An impulse that prompts action or effort: suppressed an urge to laugh.
- An involuntary tendency to perform a given activity; an instinct: "There is a human urge to clarify, rationalize, justify” ( Leonard Bernstein).