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urge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of urge

  1. to try to persuade (someone) through earnest appeals to follow a course of action <the public service announcement urges pet owners to spay or neuter their pets> Synonyms egg (on), encourage, exhort, goad, nudge, press, prod, prompt Related Words drive, propel, spur, stimulate; hurry, hustle, push, rush; adjure, beseech, implore, importune; blandish, cajole, coax, soft-soap, wheedle; high-pressure, nag, needle, pressure; foment, incite, instigate, provoke, stir (up) Near Antonyms deter, discourage, dissuade; brake, check, constrain, curb, hold back, inhibit, restrain




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