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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The Super White Army urged them forward, creating all the atmosphere in Wembley as their team pushed for a heroic winner.
But as Flynn urged them forward, so one final chance came.
After his audacious own-half attempt in the early stages of the second half at City, Negredo immediately turned to teammates and urged them forward. Getting the best out of him is dependent on getting bodies up around him.
The tactic drew criticism from the fans, who urged them forward, but Kean explained later that his stars wanted to protect their point rather than risk losing the match.
Their fans urged them forward but they just couldn't get going.
"Their crowd urged them forward and maybe we could have picked holes in them.
Liverpool then responded to the fans who urged them forward, as efforts by John Arne Riise and Gerrard flashed just wide, and Kuyt was a fraction away from diverting his skipper's strike past Dida.