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urge (one) forward
To prompt, compel, or encourage one to move forward or decide to do something. I was hesitant to testify, but my wife urged me forward. Every time we paused to rest, the officers urged us forward.
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urge someone forward
to encourage someone to move forward. The generals urged the troops forward. Sally urged Timmy forward into the classroom.
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