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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The man on the shore began to shout, urging us to land.
He should be urging us to reflect on what is happening to our country and for us to discern as to which direction we should steer our country, and not dictate what to do.
THE Department of Social Welfare has for years been urging us to spy on our neighbours if we suspect they are diddling the dole but now gardai want to turn us into a nation of informers.
In the Western Mail September 17 there is a letter from the director of the Stroke association urging us to bake a cake.
I look forward to the pope doing more than simply urging us to participate but also being a witness of God's infinite mercy toward us.
URGING us to stay in, Labour MP Chuka Umunna says: "The Tories think this is all about them.
I WAS glad to hear the Prime Minister and Lord Coe urging us to harness the spirit and feel-good factor of the Olympic Games, not only for the future of sport, but also to involve politics, business and commerce in benefits to society and the economy and combating poverty and famine.
I can think of no more fitting image for this one than Brown urging us to get into line behind the fifes and drums overlaid with the slogan, 'Their country needs you'.
Rather than urging us to wrap our children in cotton wool and never let them out of our gaze lest some mishap befall them, RoSPA is advocating what many sensible people have, for a long time, been desperately trying to say above the din of the PC crowd - let our children be children.
In the coming years, we are likely to see commentators and historians around the world present quite contradictory evaluations and predictions about China's future: some urging us to follow China's lead (remember the 1980's craze for Japanese-style educational and business models?), some urging us to make her our new best friend, some seeing her as our most dangerous political and economic competitor who we have to prepare to combat.
Suddenly, editorialists were urging us to "keep perspective" about "who we're fighting against."
But a batch of posters urging us to vote were doomed to failure.
Yet it is the work's quietness and strangeness--always urging us to stop and contemplate common objects turned into art, to meditate on the form, function, and representation--that distinguish it from ordinary things.
In urging us to accept the impossibility of textual autonomy, the "messy pedagogical inconveniences" of choosing plays and criticism (165), and, finally, to maintain our labor of teaching, reading, and writing, Pechter reminds us of our own commitments.
King's willingness to share his fears and uncertainties with us while still urging us to act in faith when we were scared encourages me still to trust God's faithfulness when faced with setbacks.