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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'We appreciate the elderly people, but I want to urge them to ensure that what they pass to the young generation is not retrogressive,' Mukobe said.
Atahullah, who is a social worker said, "Considering voting as a moral obligation, I have done my bit to urge people of my city by placing posters at my son's wedding to urge them to vote.
Contact your Members of Congress and urge them to vote against the "Clear Skies" proposal.
Contact your Senators and Representative and urge them to support S.737 and the companion House bill H.R.
Contact the EAC and your chief state elections official and urge them to follow items 1-5 above as they develop statewide computerized voter registration databases.
I didn't write the Tax Code, but I have every right to inform people what it says and to urge them to be prudent."
Contact your Senators today and urge them to support full funding for HAVA in FY '05 so that the EAC can do its work, and state and local governments can continue the required implementation of HAVA.
Contact your Senators and Representatives and urge them to support the SAFE Act, S.1709 and H.R.3352.
Contact your Senators today and urge them to block the Energy Policy Act from becoming law Tell them the bill undermines existing environmental protections under the Clean Air Act, makes global warning worse and does not provide for needed energy conservation measures.
Contact your Senators today and urge them to support full funding for HAVA in FY2004 and FY2005 so that state and local government can continue the required implementation of HAVA
Call, write or e-mail your Senators and Representatives and urge them to appropriate the funds for implementation of the Help America Vote Act immediately so that states can accomplish their work.
Call, write or e-mail your Senators and Representatives and urge them to oppose legislation that would limit the right to reproductive choice.
Contact your Senators and Representatives and urge them to support and pass a strong bill that includes federal standards tough enough to make sure every citizen is treated equally at the polls.
Call, write or e-mail your Senators and urge them to support ratification of CEDAW.