Urge

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Definition

to urge (sbdy to do sthg): to encourage, to incite, to pressure (sbdy to do sthg)
verb

I have an urge (to go to the zoo) : I have a strong desire, I would really like (to go to the zoo)
noun
Pronunciation examples
UK: I have an urge to sing on top of a mountain.
US: I urge you to listen to reason.
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Examples

  • "I will be sticking to my real corks, and I urge you to do the same!"
  • "To send a clear message to this racist I urge you to meet me in the canteen at 5pm tomorrow to design 'anti-hate' posters."
  • "It's also my favorite fragrance, so I always keep a bottle in the bathroom. When he's got the urge to burn something, he just helps himself!"
  • "Philip seems very satisfied with his training, so now I urge each of you to pursue a training program which will be beneficial not only to you, but the company as well."

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