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