Definition for URGE

URGE, v.t. [L. urgeo. This belongs probably to the family of Gr. ειργω, and L. arceo.]

  1. To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to apply force to, in almost any manner. And great Achilles urge the Trojan fate. Dryden.
  2. To press the mind or will; to press by motives, arguments, persuasion or importunity. My brother / Did urge me in his act. Shak.
  3. To provoke; to exasperate. Urge not my father's anger. Shak.
  4. To follow close; to impel. Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave. Pope.
  5. To labor vehemently; to press with eagerness. Through the thick deserts headlong urg'd his flight. Pope.
  6. To press; as, to urge an argument; to urge a petition; to urge the necessity of a case.
  7. To importune; to solicit earnestly. He urged his son to withdraw.
  8. To apply forcibly; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.

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