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 for urge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Urge \Urge\, v. i.
     1. To press onward or forward. [R.]
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     2. To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.
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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.]
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     1. To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
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              Through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight.
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     2. To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives,
        arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
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              My brother never
              Did urge me in his act; I did inquire it. --Shak.
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     3. To provoke; to exasperate. [R.]
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              Urge not my father's anger.           --Shak.
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     4. To press hard upon; to follow closely
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              Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave. --Pope.
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     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.
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     6. To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent
        measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.
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     Syn: To animate; incite; impel; instigate; stimulate;
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  197 Moby Thesaurus words for "urge":
     accelerate, admonish, advise, advocate, affirm, allege, appetite,
     appetition, apply pressure, ardor, argue, ask, assert,
     automatic response, beg, beseech, beset, besiege, blandish,
     blind impulse, brain wave, brainstorm, brook no denial, bug,
     bundle, bustle, buttonhole, cajole, call on, call upon, caution,
     charge, cheer on, coax, compulsion, concupiscence, constrain,
     constraint, contend, counsel, craving, crowd, curiosity, demand,
     desideration, desire, dispatch, drive, drive on, dun, eagerness,
     egg on, encourage, enjoin, entreat, exert pressure, exhort,
     exigency, expedite, expostulate, fancy, fantasy, flash,
     fleeting impulse, force, forward, goad, goad on, gut response,
     haste, hasten, hasten on, hie on, high-pressure, hold, hope, horme,
     hound on, hunger, hurry, hurry along, hurry on, hurry up, hustle,
     hustle up, impel, impetus, importune, impulse, impulsion,
     incentive, incite, induce, influence, insist, insist on,
     insist upon, inspiration, instinct, intellectual curiosity,
     involuntary impulse, issue a caveat, itch, jawbone, libido, lobby,
     longing, lust, lust for learning, maintain, mind, motive, move,
     nag, nag at, natural impulse, need, needle, notion, passion,
     persist, persuade, pester, pinch, plague, plead with, pleasure,
     pleasure principle, ply, preach, precipitate, press, pressure,
     prevail upon, prick, prod, prompt, propel, provoke, push, push on,
     push through, quick hunch, quicken, railroad through, rash impulse,
     recommend, reflex, remonstrate, request, root on, rush, rush along,
     set forth, set on, sexual desire, shove, sic, soft-soap, solicit,
     speed, speed along, speed on, speed up, spring, spur, spur on,
     stampede, stand on, state, stick to, stress, sudden thought,
     suggest, sway, sweet-talk, take no denial, talk into, tease,
     thirst, thirst for knowledge, urge on, urgency, want, wanting,
     warn, wheedle, whip, whip along, whip on, will, will and pleasure,
     wish, wish fulfillment, work on, yearning, yen

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