URGE, v.t L. urgeo. This belongs probably to the family of Gr. and L. arceo.
1. To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to apply force to, in almost any manner.
And great Achilles urge the Trojan fate.
2. To press the mind or will; to press by motives, arguments, persuasion or importunity.
My broth did urge me in his act.
3. To provoke; to exasperate.
Urge not my father's anger.
4. To follow close; to impel.
Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave.
5. To labor vehemently; to press with eagerness.
Through the thick deserts headlong urg'd his flight.
6. To press; as, to urge an argument; to urge a petition; to urge the necessity of a case.
7. To importune; to solicit earnestly. He urged his son to withdraw.
8. To apply forcibly; as, to urge an ore with intense heat.
URGE, v.i. To press forward; as, he strives to urge upward.