Definition Of urge


a strong desire or impulse.

the urge for revenge

try earnestly or persistently to persuade (someone) to do something.

he urged her to come and stay with us

Example Of urge

  • A fire outbreak would be used as a reason to knock on doors and urge residents to check on smoke alarms.

  • As a student of art and design I feel a very strong urge to keep up as best I can.

  • But the incredibly strong urge to make connections, to avoid being alone, is difficult to extinguish.

  • Even Mr Wightman had to step in at that point to urge caution.

  • he felt the urge to giggle

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