Synonyms of urging


1. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring, encouragement

usage: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

2. urging, advocacy, protagonism

usage: the act of earnestly supporting or encouraging

3. importunity, urgency, urging, solicitation

usage: insistent solicitation and entreaty; "his importunity left me no alternative but to agree"


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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