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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 urge /ˈɝʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Urge v. t. [imp. & p. p. Urged p. pr. & vb. n. Urging ]
 1. To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
    Through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight.   --Pope.
 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. [R.]
    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.
 Syn: -- To animate; incite; impel; instigate; stimulate; encourage.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Urge v. i.
 1. To press onward or forward. [R.]
 2. To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an instinctive motive; "profound religious impulses" [syn: impulse]
      2: a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?" [syn: itch]
      v 1: force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to
           finish his studies" [syn: urge on, press, exhort]
      2: push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly
         that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day" [syn: recommend,
      3: urge on or encourage especially by shouts; "The crowd
         cheered the demonstrating strikers" [syn: cheer, inspire,
          barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up]