urge (one) forward

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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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References in classic literature ?
We had both the same sort of courage at our work, and John had oftener to hold us in than to urge us forward; he never had to use the whip with either of us; then our paces were much the same, and I found it very easy to keep step with her when trotting, which made it pleasant, and master always liked it when we kept step well, and so did John.
They gave us comfort and support with these words, "It is not up to us to complete the task, neither are we free from our responsibility." The biblical story is a source of encouragement and inspiration to urge us forward from generation to generation.
We believe God has given us minds to seek God's will, the Holy Spirit to lead us into God's will, and the Bible's constant call to seek justice and mercy to urge us forward.