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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Because The National Voter is published just three times yearly, we strongly urge you to check the League Web site (www.lwv.org; click on "Take Action") periodically for the most current information on the League's priority issues and current action opportunities.
"I know that Falwell is a well-known televangelist, but I urge you to be very wary of his advice," Lynn wrote in his Sept.
"Quick enactment of such an extension should be a priority, and we respectfully urge you to take swift and favorable action on the bipartisan and widely supported bill, H.R.
We recognize that this whole area is under review, and urge you to insert yourself into the process at the appropriate place.
"I am writing to you today to strongly urge you to repudiate these statements immediately and publicly reaffirm your commitment to a public school system that welcomes and values young people of all religious faiths and none....
Said the letter to Bush, "In light of the recent tragic attacks on our nation, we, the undersigned religious, civil rights, labor, education, substance abuse and health organizations, are writing to urge you to hold off on any attempt to move the `Charitable Choice' aspect of your Faith-Based Initiative.