dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


2 definitions found
 for Urging
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Urge \Urge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Urged; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Urging.] [L. urgere; akin to E. wreak. See Wreak, v. t.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight.
                                                    --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives,
        arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              My brother never
              Did urge me in his act; I did inquire it. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To provoke; to exasperate. [R.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Urge not my father's anger.           --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. To press hard upon; to follow closely
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     6. To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent
        measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: To animate; incite; impel; instigate; stimulate;
          encourage.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  urging
      n 1: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;
           "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" [syn: goad,
           goading, prod, prodding, urging, 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,
         urging]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229