Urge

Definition of Urge

v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Urged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Urging .]
1.To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
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.
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.
v. i.1.To press onward or forward.
2.To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.

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