(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. solicit, plead, importune, advocate, exhort, incite, instigate; press, push. —n. impulse, desire, ambition. See necessity, request, cause.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To present favorably]
Syn. favor, further, support, speak for, propose, plead for, advance, rationalize, aid, recommend, endorse, ratify, confirm, promote, sanction, approve, commend, countenance.
Ant. discourage, prohibit, impede.
2. [To induce]
Syn. charge, beg, plead, adjure, influence, beseech, implore, ask, command, entreat, deSire, request, press, importune, inveigle, talk into, incite, move, allure, tempt, attract, influence, prompt, instigate, exhort, advise, solicit, inspire, stimulate, conjure, coax, wheedle, maneuver, draw, put up to, prevail upon.
Ant. restrain*, deter, discourage.
3. [To drive]
Syn. compel, drive, propel, impel, force, coerce, constrain, press, push, make, oblige, goad, prod, spur.
Ant. deny*, block, withhold.
Syn.- urge implies a strong effort to persuade someone to do something, as by entreaty, argument, or forceful recommendation [ he urged us to leave ] ; exhort implies an earnest urging or admonishing to action or conduct considered proper or right [ the minister exhorted his flock to work for peace ] ; press suggests a continuous, insistent urging that is difficult to resist [ we pressed her to stay ] ; importune implies persistent efforts to break down resistance against a demand or request, often to the point of being annoying or wearisome [ too proud to importune for help ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
drive, yearning, desire, hunger, longing, impulse, craving, compulsion, yen, passion, hankering, stimulus, goad.
1. encourage press, push for, implore, plead, exhort, beg, beseech, advocate, entreat, ask, solicit.
2. stimulate provoke, incite, push, drive, force, spur, accelerate, speed.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To solicit (something) insistently: insist, press. See CONTINUE, SEEK. 2. To impel to action: exhort, press. See CAUSE, PUSH.

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