urge on

phrasal verb

urged on; urging on; urges on
: to encourage (someone or something) to move ahead, to do something, etc.
riders urging their horses on
I wanted to quit but she urged me on.

Examples of urge on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lawmakers, urged on by a new Republican governor, rushed through a special session last month to roll back the 2017 changes. Rick Rojas, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 Washington — House Intelligence Committee chair Mike Turner urged on Sunday that Congress must approve additional aid for Ukraine. Kaia Hubbard, CBS News, 3 Mar. 2024 Beattie focused on a man named Ray Epps, who appeared in videos urging on the mob and whom Beattie suspected of being an undercover operative. Josh Dawsey, Washington Post, 6 Jan. 2024 As the minutes dwindled, people playfully urged on the 66-year-old at an Arlington pizzeria. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2024 The personhood proposition was, once again, urged on the Dobbs Court by numerous amicus briefs, including one by two eminent and internationally respected legal philosophers, John Finnis and Robert George. Christian Schneider, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 Could former President Trump be prosecuted for felony murder for urging on the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, which led to a number of deaths? Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker, 11 Dec. 2023 One of the key issues is whether the planet’s dire report card prompts an agreement to phase out fossil fuels — something Guterres urged on Friday. Chico Harlan, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2023 The cozy field on the gorgeous campus of the University of San Diego will be surrounded by an involved crowd urging on their team. Ivan Carter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Oct. 2023

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“Urge on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urge%20on. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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