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Pronunciation: /ɜːrdʒ; ɜːdʒ/

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, le entró el gusanillo de los viajes [colloquial/familiar]

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (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

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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