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urge

verb [I or T]     /ɜːdʒ/ US  /ɝːdʒ/
C1 to strongly advise or try to persuade someone to do a particular thing: [+ to infinitive] Lawyers will urge the parents to take further legal action. [+ that] Investigators urged that safety procedures at the site should be improved. Police urged continued vigilance in the fight against crime. The dogs are urged into fighting more fiercely by loud shouts from the crowd. We shall continue to urge for leniency to be shown to these prisoners.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act urging     /ˈɜː.dʒɪŋ/ US  /ˈɝː-/ noun [C or U] He was happy to comply without any further urging from me. It was only because of Alison's urgings that he sold the house.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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