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Twitter is a place where you share your thoughts, yourself... you don't want a plain white backdrop for that. You want the entire page to say something about who you are. Designer or not, if the urge strikes you, go for it. Put up that watercolor you've never shown anyone. Take a photo of that hat you just knitted... whatever it is, share it.
Nate Berkus

Meaning of "urge" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD URGE

From Latin urgēre.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF URGE

urge  [ɜːdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF URGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Urge is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb urge in English.

WHAT DOES URGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Urge

Urge means a strong desire. Urge may also refer to: ▪ Sucking urge, an infant's instinctive urge to breastfeed ▪ urge, drive forward, to make something move faster ▪ Nissan Urge, a concept car announced by Nissan that will be integrated with the Xbox video game console ▪ URGE, an online music service released on May 17, 2006 - a collaboration between MTV and Microsoft ▪ Urge, a citrus soft drink produced in Norway, equivalent of Surge...

Definition of urge in the English dictionary

The first definition of urge in the dictionary is to plead, press, or move. Other definition of urge is to advocate or recommend earnestly and persistently; plead or insist on. Urge is also to impel, drive, or hasten onwards.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO URGE

PRESENT

Present
I urge
you urge
he/she/it urges
we urge
you urge
they urge
Present continuous
I am urging
you are urging
he/she/it is urging
we are urging
you are urging
they are urging
Present perfect
I have urged
you have urged
he/she/it has urged
we have urged
you have urged
they have urged
Present perfect continuous
I have been urging
you have been urging
he/she/it has been urging
we have been urging
you have been urging
they have been urging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I urged
you urged
he/she/it urged
we urged
you urged
they urged
Past continuous
I was urging
you were urging
he/she/it was urging
we were urging
you were urging
they were urging
Past perfect
I had urged
you had urged
he/she/it had urged
we had urged
you had urged
they had urged
Past perfect continuous
I had been urging
you had been urging
he/she/it had been urging
we had been urging
you had been urging
they had been urging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will urge
you will urge
he/she/it will urge
we will urge
you will urge
they will urge
Future continuous
I will be urging
you will be urging
he/she/it will be urging
we will be urging
you will be urging
they will be urging
Future perfect
I will have urged
you will have urged
he/she/it will have urged
we will have urged
you will have urged
they will have urged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been urging
you will have been urging
he/she/it will have been urging
we will have been urging
you will have been urging
they will have been urging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would urge
you would urge
he/she/it would urge
we would urge
you would urge
they would urge
Conditional continuous
I would be urging
you would be urging
he/she/it would be urging
we would be urging
you would be urging
they would be urging
Conditional perfect
I would have urge
you would have urge
he/she/it would have urge
we would have urge
you would have urge
they would have urge
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been urging
you would have been urging
he/she/it would have been urging
we would have been urging
you would have been urging
they would have been urging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you urge
we let´s urge
you urge
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to urge
Past participle
urged
Present Participle
urging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH URGE


charge
tʃɑːdʒ
discharge
dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ
emerge
ɪˈmɜːdʒ
enlarge
ɪnˈlɑːdʒ
forge
fɔːdʒ
George
dʒɔːdʒ
gorge
ɡɔːdʒ
huge
hjuːdʒ
large
lɑːdʒ
marge
mɑːdʒ
merge
mɜːdʒ
raj
rɑːdʒ
recharge
riːˈtʃɑːdʒ
refuge
ˈrɛfjuːdʒ
serge
sɜːdʒ
siege
siːdʒ
surcharge
ˈsɜːˌtʃɑːdʒ
surge
sɜːdʒ
taj
tɑːdʒ
verge
vɜːdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE URGE

urethral
urethritic
urethritis
urethroscope
urethroscopic
urethroscopy
uretic
Urey
Urfa
Urga
urgence
urgency
urgent
urgently
urger
urgingly
Uri
Uriah
urial
uric

WORDS THAT END LIKE URGE

ambassador-at-large
at large
auberge
barge
by and large
call-out charge
concierge
converge
Erzgebirge
free of charge
in charge
in large
Norge
overcharge
purge
scourge
service charge
splurge
thaumaturge
writ large

Synonyms and antonyms of urge in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «URGE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «urge» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of urge

Translation of «urge» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF URGE

Find out the translation of urge to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of urge from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «urge» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

敦促
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

insistir
570 millions of speakers

English

urge
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आग्रह करता हूं
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نحث
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

призываем
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

insistir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চালনা করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pousser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mendesak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

drängen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

せきたてる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하도록 재촉하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggusah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đôn đốc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வலியுறுத்துகின்றோம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इच्छाशक्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dürtü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fare pressione su
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Zachęcam
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

закликаємо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

îndemn
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προτρέπω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

doen ´n beroep
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uppmana
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oppfordrer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of urge

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «URGE»

The term «urge» is very widely used and occupies the 9.787 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «URGE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about urge

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10 QUOTES WITH «URGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word urge.
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Alan Bennett
We were all miners in our family. My father was a miner. My mother is a miner. These are miner's hands, but we were all artists, I suppose, really. But I was the first one who had the urge to express myself on paper rather than at the coalface.
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Nate Berkus
Twitter is a place where you share your thoughts, yourself... you don't want a plain white backdrop for that. You want the entire page to say something about who you are. Designer or not, if the urge strikes you, go for it. Put up that watercolor you've never shown anyone. Take a photo of that hat you just knitted... whatever it is, share it.
3
Tim Berners-Lee
Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
4
Kathryn Bigelow
The urge to purge the material I come up with is, I guess, an ongoing process.
5
David Bohm
Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
6
Ernest Borgnine
I think we all have the urge to be a clown, whether we know it or not.
7
Bill Budge
I have a really powerful urge to see things work.
8
Arthur Capper
Until the people, by amendment, change the constitution, I urge that the counties cooperate with one another, that future road work be more uniform, and done in such a way that it will result in connected and continuous highways.
9
Confucius
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
10
Kiki Dee
In my late 30s, I flirted with the idea of having a child without necessarily being in a steady relationship. But I've never had a strong maternal urge, and then I got cancer of the womb - luckily caught at an early stage - so that put paid to that.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «URGE»

Discover the use of urge in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to urge and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fighting the Urge
Taint and Alana are in love. But this is no normal love, no, Taint suffers from Depression. Alana deals with Bulimia.
Caleb Ansley, 2012
2
The Urge to Splurge: A Social History of Shopping
The Urge to Splurge also looks at the long history of our conflicted attitudes about shopping. Shopping, it seems, has never mixed well with our higher ideals. It has mixed with just about everything else, though. For instance: tourism.
Laura Byrne Paquet, 2003
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The Urge, Volume 2
The URGE is a philosophical tale on progress and anxiety between two men and their women who live in high gear financially and human rights; set in Amsterdam and Bangkok the son of the financier rebels and starts a journey with his ...
Frans Welman
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I'll Take You There: Pop Music and the Urge for Transcendence
Regardless of their spiritual leanings, all of the subjects discussed in this book (including Public Enemy, Madonna, Sleater-Kinney, Tricky, Johnny Cash, Nine Inch Nails, Moby, Marvin Gaye, Eminem, Polly Harvey, Bruce Springsteen and Sly & ...
Bill Friskics-Warren, 2006
5
US Expansionism: The Imperialist Urge in the 1890s
A final section of the book examines the anti-imperialist opposition inspired by the new policy, and the ensuing debates about the proper role of American power.
David Healy, 2011
6
Revenge: On the Dynamics of a Frightening Urge and its Taming
The authors' aim in this book is to focus on revenge as a neglected and insufficiently understood psychological mechanism in a broad spectrum ranging from the many and varied revenge acts of everyday life to the extreme societal ...
Tomas Bohm, Suzanne Kaplan, 2011
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Craving Earth: Understanding Pica--the Urge to Eat Clay, ...
Sifting through extensive historical, ethnographic, and biomedical findings, Sera Young creates a portrait of pica, or nonfood cravings, from humans' earliest ingestions to current trends and practices.
Sera L. Young, 2013
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Talmud with Training Wheels: Meet the Evil Urge: Sukkah 51b-53b
This volume adds up to a deep understanding of how Judaism understands and recommenrs resisting temptation.
Joel Lurie Grishaver, 2007
9
General Principles and Empirically Supported Techniques of ...
Of the many barriers to a productive and healthy life that people face, urge control may be one of the most daunting (Baumeister, Heatherton & Tice, 1994). Giving in to temptation, whether it is to drugs, irresponsible spending, or infidelity, can ...
William T. O'Donohue, Jane E. Fisher, 2009
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The Primal Urge
How would you like to have a disc set in the middle of your forehead which glowed pink whenever you felt sexually aroused?
Brian Aldiss, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «URGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term urge is used in the context of the following news items.
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Gay and Transgender Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Take a Stand
Lui Akira Francesco Matsuo said he was standing in line for communion one Sunday at his Roman Catholic church in Detroit when a fellow parishioner pulled ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on warfare AI and …
Over 1,000 leading experts in artificial intelligence have signed an open letter calling for a ban on military AI development and autonomous weapons, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Ex-diplomats urge ratification of Iran deal
A group of former diplomats sent a letter to Congress on Monday morning, urging members of both chambers not to reject the Obama administration's ... «Politico, Jul 15»
4
Experts Urge Sparing Use of Nonaspirin Painkillers
The Food and Drug Administration warned last week that the risk of heart attack and stroke from widely used painkillers that include Motrin IB, Aleve and ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
5
The urge to embrace failure reaches its final frontier
Tom Peters, the motivational management speaker, started urging managers to “embrace failure” in the 1990s, as part of his attempt to get them to shake up ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
6
Suspend inspection regime, GPs urge
The inspection regime for GPs in England should be suspended because it is "overly bureaucratic" and "nit-picking", doctors say. Medics at the British Medical ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
7
Brian Williams Says Fabrications Came From 'Bad Urge Inside of Me'
Brian Williams tried to repair his sullied reputation with the public on Friday during his first interview since being removed as anchor of “Nightly News” on NBC, ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
8
Markets urge regulators to fix data confusion
In a rare display of unity, banks, futures brokers, hedge funds and asset managers have joined together to urge global regulators to resolve the growing chaos ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»
9
Sculptor Media Boards Pierce Brosnan, Ashley Greene Drama 'Urge'
Urge,” currently in post-production, is directed and co-written by Aaron Kaufman and produced by Goz, Gold and Andrew Mann. The film was shot in New York ... «Variety, Jun 15»
10
Tech Giants Urge Obama to Reject Policies That Weaken Encryption
“We urge you to reject any proposal that U.S. companies deliberately weaken the security of their products,” the letter to President Obama said. “We request that ... «New York Times, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Urge [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/urge>. Jul 2020 ».
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