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urge

verb /əːdʒ/
to try to persuade or request earnestly (someone to do something)
exhorter
He urged her to drive carefully ‘Come with me,’ he urged.
to try to convince a person of (eg the importance of, or necessity for, some action)
pousser (à)
He urged (on them) the necessity for speed.
urge on to drive or try to persuade (a person etc) to go on or forwards
presser
He urged himself on in spite of his weariness.
Translations of “urge”
in Spanish exhortar, incitar, insistir…
in German drängen, Nachdruck legen auf…
in Chinese (Simplified) 敦促, 驱策, 力劝…
in Turkish ısrarla tavsiye etmek…
in Russian призывать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 敦促, 驅策, 力勸…
in Polish nawoływać do, zalecać…
(Definition of urge from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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