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URGING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does urging mean? 

URGING (noun)
  The noun URGING has 3 senses:

1. a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
2. the act of earnestly supporting or encouraging
3. insistent solicitation and entreaty

  Familiarity information: URGING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


URGING (noun)


Sense 1urging [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

spurring; spur; prodding; prod; goading; urging; goad

Context example:

the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves

Hypernyms ("urging" is a kind of...):

encouragement (the expression of approval and support)


Sense 2urging [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of earnestly supporting or encouraging

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("urging" is a kind of...):

advocacy; protagonism (active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something)


Sense 3urging [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Insistent solicitation and entreaty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

importunity; urging; urgency

Context example:

his importunity left me no alternative but to agree

Hypernyms ("urging" is a kind of...):

solicitation (an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status)


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