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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;
           "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" [syn: goad,
            goading, prod, prodding, spur, spurring]
      2: the act of earnestly supporting or encouraging
      3: insistent solicitation and entreaty; "his importunity left
         me no alternative but to agree" [syn: importunity, urgency]