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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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* Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam weighed in, and observed that "I think you are focused on the single biggest hurdle to the advancement of this field, and I strongly urge you forward. The conflation of big bureaucratic "non-profits" and grassroots social organizations is utterly fallacious and misleading.