Synonyms of urge


1. urge, impulse, motivation, motive, need

usage: an instinctive motive; "profound religious impulses"

2. urge, itch, desire

usage: a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?"


1. urge, urge on, press, exhort, rede, advise, counsel

usage: force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"

2. recommend, urge, advocate, propose, suggest, advise

usage: push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"

3. cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up, encourage

usage: spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"

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Definition and meaning of urge (Dictionary)