urge (one) to (do something)

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urge (one) to (do something)

To prompt, compel, encourage, or plead with one to take some action. I was hesitant at first, but my wife urged me to testify. I urged her to write these stories down, as I was sure they'd make a great book.
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Every single week since his death his devastated parents have posted flyers around Oldham to urge someone to 'do the right thing' and confess.
We would always urge someone to be on the lookout for us and guide us straight to the scene." The bedroom was severely damaged by fire and heat and the upstairs was badly smoke-damaged.
"All I want to know is the truth about what happened to my son and why he died and I would urge someone to have the courage to come forward and tell the truth.
"At 2-0 on Sunday I watched Rangers knock together 20 or so passes right in front of the Celtic dug-out until Tommy Burns eventually had to run out and urge someone to make a tackle."
So can I please urge someone to take the bull by the horns and do something to capitalise on the tourists who are desperate to take home a proper souvenir of their little walk?