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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Rather than ask of a picture, "What does it mean?" Mitchell urges one to ask, "Picture, what do you want of me?" The inquiry thus shifts the question of images into a different register, from meaning to desire.
Toying with the decades within an overarching Not Now, McDermott and McGough's gestural, situational art urges one to see one's own living space as if it too were a fiction, a narrative base, the result of effort and deliberation.