Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun urge

2 senses of urge

Sense 1
urge, impulse -- (an instinctive motive; "profound religious impulses")
       => motivation, motive, need -- (the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives")

Sense 2
urge, itch -- (a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?")
       => desire -- (the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb urge

3 senses of urge

Sense 1
urge, urge on, press, exhort -- (force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies")
       => rede, advise, counsel -- (give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud")

Sense 2
recommend, urge, advocate -- (push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day")
       => propose, suggest, advise -- (make a proposal, declare a plan for something; "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax")

Sense 3
cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up -- (spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers")
       => encourage -- (inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to)

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