Definition of 'urge'
Video: pronunciation of 'urge'
Example sentences containing 'urge'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
We would urge people to refrain from such activity. The Sun (2016)He is driven by the urge to win back the wife who left him for a colleague. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She urged people not to feel pressured into tipping and to check bills for a service charge. The Sun (2017)It was all about a shadowy cabal who resist urges from their earth mother not to make war on their enemies. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Resist the urge for instant gratification. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I strongly urge you not to repeat this action. The Sun (2017)A bespoke deal is also being urged for financial services. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The caller urges the often elderly victims to transfer their money to a'safe' account set up in their name. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She urges clients to tell their spouse that they're filing for divorce so they don't find out about it from the news. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They also urge the government to set out how it will ensure that only patients who want to go home leave hospital between 11pm and 6am. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We would urge motorists to shop around. The Sun (2010)The charity has been urged to reform its way of electing its trustees. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has urged restraint on his ministers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Hundreds of people have urged the trust to act. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Motorists will be urged to drive outside busy times and turn off their engines when idling. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Who could resist the urge to follow her? Times, Sunday Times (2015)It has also urged banks to be responsible over bonus payouts to top bankers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That control is bound to be in some conflict with his more basic inner urges. Know Your Own Mind (1991)The urge to shop is born out of hope. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is the inventive urge that often results from spending too much time with computers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She also urged reforms to ensure that bereaved relatives have legal representation at inquests. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It showed the yellow cartoon creatures urging people to drive carefully. The Sun (2015) Resist the urge to take control and lead it yourself. Christianity Today (2000)It also urges using plastic glasses and hiring extra door staff. The Sun (2010)Taxpayers are being urged to take action as soon as possible to take full advantage of the changes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The scathing report urges drastic action after finding that the voting system remains dangerously inefficient and open to fraud. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We strongly urge the Government to design a new approach. Times, Sunday Times (2013)MPs appealed for calm, urging people to allow the judiciary to deal with the issue. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I would urge most strongly that the parties attempt to find a resolution. The Sun (2015)As the client is urged to produce his symptom on purpose, he faces his fear at the same time. POSITIVELY FEARLESS: Breaking free of the fears that hold you back (2001)I urge restraint and mutter something inane about the comfort to be drawn from being part of the moral majority. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Trends of 'urge'
In Common Usage. urge is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'urge'
British English: urge VERB
If you urge someone to do something, you try hard to persuade them to do it.
They urged her to approve plans for their reform program.
British English: urge NOUN
If you have an urge to do or have something, you have a strong wish to do or have it.
He had an urge to open a shop of his own.
Definition of urge from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.