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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urge someone to do something

to try to get someone to do something. I urge you to give skiing a try. Ken urged Lily to finish her dinner.
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Shafaq, a child rights champion presented a charter of demands to parliamentarians urging them to expedite the process.
"As we head towards summer, people might not be thinking about their central heating, but in light of the grant increase we're really urging them to," said Hayley Peters, Warm Front's director of operations at eaga.
To their considerable credit, the state's voters ignored the pleas of Republican leaders such as Arizona Senator John McCain, and the state's Democratic Governor, Janet Napolitano, urging them to vote down the measure.
In late April, the IRS issued a presidential election-year advisory to nonprofits urging them to follow the restriction on political endorsements.
As the rider moved quickly through Congress, we wrote a set of letters to Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and Interior Secretary Gale Norton urging them to open up the process of developing national guidelines for implementing the new stewardship contracting provisions.
To that end TEI has submitted letters to the provincial ministers of the non-participating provinces urging them to participate in harmonization.
Religious Right leaders also began urging their members to sign petitions to be sent to lawmakers urging them to pass the marriage amendment.
The following letter was sent to the Ministers of Finance of the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan - all of which have chosen not to harmonize their respective provincial sales tax with the federal Goods and Services Tax - urging them to continue their dialogue with the federal government with the long-term objective of establishing a single national sales tax.
AU's Legal Department has also contacted education officials in Nebraska, urging them to back off plans to advise local public schools that they may teach intelligent design in science classes.
Bush in November wrote to Senate leaders, urging them to move forward on several provisions of the measure this year.