urge on


urge on
verb
1. spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
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The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers

Syn:
cheer, ↑root on, ↑inspire, ↑urge, ↑barrack, ↑exhort, ↑pep up
Derivationally related forms: ↑exhortatory (for: ↑exhort), ↑exhortation (for: ↑exhort), ↑urgent (for: ↑urge), ↑urging (for: ↑urge), ↑cheerer (for: ↑cheer), ↑cheering (for: ↑cheer)
Hypernyms: ↑encourage
Hyponyms: ↑cheerlead
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

2. force or impel in an indicated direction
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I urged him to finish his studies

Syn: ↑urge, ↑press, ↑exhort
Derivationally related forms: ↑exhortatory (for: ↑exhort), ↑exhortation (for: ↑exhort), ↑pressure (for: ↑press), ↑urgent (for: ↑urge), ↑urging (for: ↑urge)
Hypernyms: ↑rede, ↑advise, ↑counsel
Hyponyms: ↑rush, ↑hurry, ↑push, ↑bear on, ↑preach, ↑advocate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody to INFINITIVE

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Sam cannot urge on Sue

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ˌurge ˈon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they urge on he/she/it urges on present participle urging on past tense urged on past participle urged on] phrasal verb
to encourage someone to put more effort into something or to not stop trying to do something

James’ father urged him on from the side of the court.

Thesaurus: to encourage someone to do or to not do somethingsynonym
Main entry: urge

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urge on [phrasal verb]
urge (someone or something) on : to encourage (someone or something) to move ahead, to do something, etc.

riders urging their horses on

I wanted to quit but she urged me on.

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Main Entry:urge

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