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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(https://twitter.com/thebestjasmine/status/1116416638486601728) Guillory shared the news to her followers on Twitter and said that she came up with the concept after seeing one of her friend's tweets online urging someone to come up with a love story for Ragland since she's single.
"They are culpable for prison sentences, but at the moment it is too hard to prove their link to a suicide - even if there are messages from users urging someone to take their own life.
While he stresses the need for residents to know their neighbors and identify resources needed for survival, he also said, "We recognize that in some of our communities, urging someone to be prepared for 72 hours is silly because they are preoccupied 24 hours a day trying to get through tomorrow--not because there was an earthquake but because they woke up and they didn't have the means or resources.
Whether it's urging someone to grab breakfast or doing its best to sabotage a weight-loss diet, hunger is a driving force not easily ignored.
Earlier this year, (http://www.tmz.com/2017/03/09/paula-patton-robin-thicke-son-911-call/) TMZ obtained a copy of their son Julian Fuego's nanny's 911 call urging someone to go to Malibu Park and enforce the restraining order on the singer.