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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Trump's nominee for attorney-general, William Barr, said during his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday that the president would have obstructed justice if he urged someone to lie.
In a follow up tweet, Boyega urged someone to send a plane to him so he could be transported to Los Angeles in time for the premiere.
Maybe I'll get a refund!" Boss Steve Lomas urged someone to send in a replacement boot to cheer up his sulking striker.
"Going back to Macbeth again, you don't actually have to have urged someone to commit a murder, there are ways you can find out how passion and ambition can affect someone and push them to an enormous extreme.
'He wants to come home and has urged someone to come and get him, but he now accepts it is not going to happen.
Tabor urged someone to come up with a way of luring Dubai Millennium into a clash with his French-trained star, having fully expected the showdown to come in Ireland in September.
Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) urged someone to call 911, but the episode came to a close before anything more was revealed.
Yet howmany of us can honestly say they haven't used the expression, 'time is a great healer', or have urged someone to do something 'to take their mind off things' when confronted by someone grieving the loss of a loved one?