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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Then I grasped the remnant of leash that hung about his neck and urged him forward upon the trail.
At these words she passed her arm under that of D'Artagnan, and urged him forward eagerly.
Having taught Numa the rudiments of being driven, he now urged him forward and there commenced as strange a journey as the unrecorded history of the jungle contains.
There Rodwell remained until the 79th minute when, with Everton 1-0 down to Mario Balotelli's deflected goal, Moyes released his player from his duty and urged him forward as the visitors pursued an equaliser which never felt beyond them.
He recalls his god-daughter Catherine Martin joining him for the last few hundred metres of the race as his family urged him forward.
The group, swelled with the mob of visitors, picked up a fallen comrade and urged him forward, moving from apathy to action.
His own staunch work ethic urged him forward, not because there was a pot of gold or even fame at the end of his particular gay rainbow--alas, on this score, he might perhaps have been a little too naive for his own good--but because the project was ever expanding and demanded his attention.
But as the home crowd urged him forward, the strong Bracknell defence pushed him back.