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Definition of Urge


  1. To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
  2. To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
  3. To provoke; to exasperate.
  4. To press hard upon; to follow closely
  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.
  6. To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.
  7. To press onward or forward.
  8. To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.

Urge Quotations

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
Arthur Ashe

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
Fran Lebowitz

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
Alfred Adler

I want to believe that those who have been appointed to accomplish this mission will be totally committed, devoting all their skills and determination to their work. I urge you to lend them your support so that, together, we can build that bright future worthy of our country.
Paul Biya
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Urge Translations

urge in Dutch is aanwakkeren, aanvuren, aansporen
urge in French is exhortent, encourager, exhortez, exhortons
urge in Italian is premura, incoraggiare
urge in Latin is instigo
urge in Portuguese is impuso
urge in Swedish is uppmana, mana
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