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We may excuse the spiritual poverty of our preaching in many ways, but the true secret will be found in the lack of urgent prayer for God's presence in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Edward McKendree Bounds

Meaning of "urgent" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD URGENT

Via French from Latin urgent-, urgens, present participle of urgēre to urge.
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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 URGENT

urgent  [ˈɜːdʒənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF URGENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Urgent is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES URGENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of urgent in the English dictionary

The definition of urgent in the dictionary is requiring or compelling speedy action or attention. Other definition of urgent is earnest and persistent.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH URGENT


abstergent
əbˈstɜːdʒənt
allegiant
əˈliːdʒənt
argent
ˈɑːdʒənt
assurgent
əˈsɜːdʒənt
convergent
kənˈvɜːdʒənt
counterinsurgent
ˌkaʊntərɪnˈsɜːdʒənt
detergent
dɪˈtɜːdʒənt
divergent
daɪˈvɜːdʒənt
emergent
ɪˈmɜːdʒənt
insurgent
ɪnˈsɜːdʒənt
margent
ˈmɑːdʒənt
nonurgent
ˌnɒnˈɜːdʒənt
preemergent
ˌpriːɪˈmɜːdʒənt
regent
ˈriːdʒənt
resurgent
rɪˈsɜːdʒənt
Sargent
ˈsɑːdʒənt
sergeant
ˈsɑːdʒənt
serjeant
ˈsɑːdʒənt
surgent
ˈsɜːdʒənt
turgent
ˈtɜːdʒənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE URGENT

urethroscope
urethroscopic
urethroscopy
uretic
Urey
Urfa
Urga
urge
urgence
urgency
urgently
urger
urgingly
Uri
Uriah
urial
uric
uric acid
uricase
uricosuric

WORDS THAT END LIKE URGENT

agent
cationic detergent
contingent
diligent
dirigent
estate agent
exigent
free agent
gent
indulgent
insurance agent
intelligent
negligent
reagent
real-estate agent
release agent
secret agent
stringent
tangent
travel agent

Synonyms and antonyms of urgent in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «URGENT»

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

Translation of «urgent» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF URGENT

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

Translator English - Chinese

紧急的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

urgente
570 millions of speakers

English

urgent
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जरूरी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَاجِل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

срочный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

urgente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জরুরী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

urgent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mendesak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

dringend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

緊急の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

긴급한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Urgent
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khẩn cấp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அவசர
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तातडीचे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

acil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

urgente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pilny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

терміновий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

urgent
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επείγων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dringende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

brådskande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

presserende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of urgent

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «URGENT»

The term «urgent» is very widely used and occupies the 7.401 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «URGENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «urgent» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «urgent» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «URGENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word urgent.
1
James Allen
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
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Javier Bardem
Imagine the situation between Israel and Palestine. It's such a big mess. You can be on one side or the other. But what's clear is that there's an urgent need for a solution there and that's been dragging on for so long.
3
William Bernbach
Properly practiced creativity must result in greater sales more economically achieved. Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted, believed, persuasive, urgent.
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Wendell Berry
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
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Francesca Lia Block
I think depression creates in me an urgent need to write, but I also believe that daily stress, and even the positive 'stress' of intense happiness, can compel me to express myself through the written word.
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David Bohm
Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today.
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Edward McKendree Bounds
We may excuse the spiritual poverty of our preaching in many ways, but the true secret will be found in the lack of urgent prayer for God's presence in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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Howard Graham Buffett
The whole concept behind 'Forty Chances' is really a mindset: If everybody thought they had to put themselves out of business in 40 years, you had 40 chances to succeed in what your primary goals are, you would probably be more urgent and you would be forced to change quicker.
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Margaret Chan
For a pandemic of moderate severity, this is one of our greatest challenges: helping people to understand when they do not need to worry, and when they do need to seek urgent care.
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Larry Charles
I don't want to just add another DVD to the pile. So I think, 'Is this going to have an impact and some lasting value? Is it worth it for me to spend two years of my middle-aged life on this?' They're my criteria, and I think that's led me to more urgent projects.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «URGENT»

Discover the use of urgent in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to urgent and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tyranny of the Urgent
Now thoroughly revised and expanded, this classic booklet by Charles E. Hummel offers ideas and illustrations for effective time management.
Charles E. Hummel, 1994
2
Urgent
We only discovered a few months ago that we are sisters and share you as our father. We know about the secret. Please write back.''I'd like to tell the story of a patient, Albert Thompson.
Leanne Rowe, 2012
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Urgent Care Medicine
* More than 15,000 Urgent Care Centers handle on-demand patient care for minor emergency medical needs * The first book on the market devoted to the needs of clinicians working at Urgent Care Centers * Covers staffing, patient profiles, ...
Tanise I. Edwards, Thom A. Mayer, 2002
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Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a ...
Disaster-proof, environmentally friendly housing solutions for a changing climate.
Bridgette Meinhold, 2013
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Cities and Climate Change: Responding to an Urgent Agenda
This book provides the latest knowledge and practice in responding to the challenge of climate change in cities.
Daniel Hoornweg, Mila Freire, Marcus J. Lee, 2011
6
Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World
In its original edition, this culmination of Jean Shinoda Bolen's life's work sold over 25,000 copies. Urgent Message from Mother is a call to action for all the women of the world.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, 2008
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Urgent Care Emergencies: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Improving ...
This text was developed to help providers who evaluate low acuity complaints in any setting.
Deepi G. Goyal, Amal Mattu, 2012
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Freedom from Tyranny of the Urgent
Gathered in this book are proven principles taken straight from biblical teaching, from today's time-management experts and from Hummel's own life experience.
Charles E. Hummel, 2009
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Emergent and urgent neurology
Now in its revised, updated Second Edition, this volume offers definitive treatment and patient management guidelines for neurologists faced with a neurological emergency or urgent neurological problem.
William J. Weiner, Lisa M. Shulman, 1999
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Urgent Care: One Iowan's Desperate Search for Anything ...
After reading the author's essays of coffee addiction, his early fascination with Wheel of Fortune and adventures in returning Christmas gifts to J.C. Penney, you may also be in need of some Urgent Care.
Jeremy Rubin, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «URGENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term urgent is used in the context of the following news items.
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New 'vanguard' areas to link GP out-of-hours with other urgent and …
The announcement is the latest implementation of the urgent care review led by NHS England's medical director professor Sir Bruce Keogh and the NHS in ... «GP online, Jul 15»
2
Surprise! That urgent care center may send you a big bill
When she fell and injured her hands and wrists, she didn't head for an expensive emergency room, choosing an urgent care clinic near her Milwaukee home ... «CNNMoney, Jul 15»
3
DEA agents raid Advanced Urgent Care facilities in Philadelphia
The Drug Enforcement Administration raided at least seven Advanced Urgent Care facilities in Pennsylvania on Thursday including Philadelphia locations. «6abc.com, Jul 15»
4
Zuma: Marikana report is not urgent
President Jacob Zuma says that the urgent court application launched this past week to force him to release the Marikana report is not urgent at all. «News24, Jun 15»
5
UN Seeks Urgent Funding for Iraq Humanitarian Aid Effort
BEIRUT—The United Nations on Thursday made a rare midyear appeal for more funding to meet the demands of what international relief officials are calling ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
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Solution for funding cancer medicines – an urgent priority for new …
To give an idea of the political value attached to cancer, David Cameron used the word 'cancer' 92 times in the House of Commons during his first 5-year term ... «New Statesman, May 15»
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Pediatric ERs to parents: Take non-urgent cases to walk-in clinics …
That means they were not urgent or severe. Many of those children could have -- and should have -- been cared for by family doctors or at walk-in clinics, says ... «CTV News, May 15»
8
Nepal: UN agency stresses urgent funding needs to get food to …
After the initial focus in the relief effort on search and rescue, food has become an increasingly urgent need, WFP said. Thus far, the Programme has distributed ... «UN News Centre, May 15»
9
New urgent care facility opening in San Pablo amid Doctors Medical …
This urgent care facility will pick up some patients from Doctor's Medical Center, which is closing on Tuesday. The facility is only opened to those with non-life ... «abc7news.com, Apr 15»
10
Clinic to slash urgent care hours for veterans
Citing staff shortages, the Veterans Administration is cutting overnight hours at its urgent care clinic in Tomah. Tomah VA spokeswoman Charity Anderson said ... «La Crosse Tribune, Apr 15»

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