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American English: /ərdʒ/
British English: /ˈəːdʒ/

Translation of urge in Spanish:


  • ganas (feminine plural)
    impulso (masculine)
    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

transitive verb

  • (exhort)
    (entreat) pedir con insistencia
    to urge somebody to + infinitive
    instar a alguien a que + subjunctive [formal]
    pedirle a alguien con insistencia que + subjunctive
    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 something on or upon somebody
    recalcarle algo a alguien
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

urge on

verb + object + adverb
to urge somebody/something on to somethingshe 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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