There are 2 translations of urge in Spanish:

urge1

Pronunciation: /ɜːrdʒ; ɜːdʒ/

n

  • ganas (fpl), impulso (m) I was going to do it but I've lost the urge lo iba a hacer pero se me han ido las ganas the creative urge el impulso creativo or creador sexual urges impulsos (masculine plural) sexuales she felt an/the urge to do something different sentía la necesidad de hacer algo diferente he had a strong urge to punch him le entraron unas ganas enormes de darle un puñetazo he managed to resist the urge to tell her logró contener las ganas que tenía de decírselo he got the urge to travel le entraron ganas de viajar, le entró el gusanillo de los viajes [colloquial/familiar]

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adj
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The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.

There are 2 translations of urge in Spanish:

urge2

vt

  • (exhort) instar [formal], exhortar [formal]; (entreat) pedir* con insistencia, rogar* to urge sb to + infinitive/infinitivo instar a algn a que + subjunctive/subjuntivo [formal], pedirle* a algn con insistencia que + subjunctive/subjuntivo they urged the government to take immediate action instaron al gobierno a que tomara medidas inmediatas [formal] he urged her to accept the post le pidió con insistencia que aceptara el puesto I urge you to reconsider le pido encarecidamente que lo reconsidere she urged him to go back le rogó que volviese she needed no urging no se hizo (de) rogar he urged acceptance/rejection of the offer insistió en que se aceptara/rechazara la oferta they urged that it (should) be done immediately insistieron en que se hiciera inmediatamente to urge sth ON oupon sb recalcarle* algo a algn he urged on us the need for caution nos recalcó la necesidad de actuar con cautela, hizo hincapié en la necesidad de que actuáramos con cautela
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    • We urge him to persuade the president to help mediate the situation.
    • If you don't quite see the point after the first one, I urge you to persist and everything will become clear.
    • Officers urged her to press charges, but her family persuaded her not to.
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    • Finally, Mahan advocated and strongly urged the building of what he called an Isthmian canal.
    • However, the organization establishes the following principles and strongly urges their adoption by other federations.
    • In a recent newspaper column, Paul resurrects the medical care debate, and strongly urges the implementation of a socialist system of healthcare.
    More example sentences
    • Ralier kept urging the horse to move, but the animal didn't need persuasion.
    • They rode through the night, urging their horses onwards.
    • The driver urges the horses quickly through the near-empty town.

Phrasal verbs

urge on

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio
[person/team] animar, alentar*; [horse] espolearto urge sb/sth on to sth she urged the nation on to greater efforts instó a la nación a realizar aún mayores esfuerzos their fans urged them on to victory los hinchas los animaron or alentaron a conseguir la victoria

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Word of the day constipado
adj
está muy constipado = he has a bad cold …
Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.