urge-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: impel or strongly advise someone in a certain direction or to take a certain action

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent] URGE NP2[patient]

I urged him to finish his studies.
The travel agent strongly urged us not to travel on Thanksgiving Day.
He was therefore enraged with those who had urged him into this battle.
The commission urged researchers to develop new technologies that could resolve the issues more effectively.
Capitola turned her horse's head and urged him into a gallop.
The crowd cheered and urged him on as he struggled to the finish line.
His heart urged him on more strongly than ever before.

VerbNet: urge-58.1
FrameNet: Attempt_suasion,Request
PropBank: urge.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
urge_on 1, 2

Sense Number 2: advocate something

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 URGE NP2[inanimate]
NOTE: The person(s) being urged is not an object of the verb.

The organization urged caution when evaluating the positive and negative aspects of biotechnology.
Jack Straw went further and urged restraint on both sides.
The signs urged clemency.
Government advisors urged new warnings and information for parents of children using drugs to treat ADHD.
I spoke to her parents and urged quick intervention.
Alexander's advisors urged that he let Athens and Thebes alone.
His uncle detected the scholar in the young man and urged that he be sent to Cambridge.

VerbNet: urge-58.1
FrameNet: Attempt_suasion
PropBank: urge.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2