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Synonyms for urge

Synonyms for (noun) urge

Synonyms: urge, itch Definition: a strong restless desire Usage: why this urge to travel?

Similar words: desire Definition: the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

Synonyms: impulse, urge Definition: an instinctive motive Usage: profound religious impulses

Similar words: need, motivation, motive Definition: the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior Usage: we did not understand his motivation; he acted with the best of motives

Synonyms for (verb) urge

Synonyms: press, exhort, urge, urge on Definition: force or impel in an indicated direction Usage: I urged him to finish his studies

Similar words: advise, rede, counsel Definition: give advice to Usage: The teacher counsels troubled students; The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud

Synonyms: cheer, inspire, pep up, urge, urge on, barrack, exhort, root on Definition: spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts Usage: The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers

Similar words: encourage Definition: inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

Synonyms: recommend, urge, advocate Definition: push for something Usage: The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day

Similar words: advise, suggest, propose Definition: make a proposal, declare a plan for something Usage: the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax