Urged vs Suggested - What's the difference?

urged | suggested |

As verbs the difference between urged and suggested

is that urged is (urge) while suggested is (suggest).




  • (urge)
  • Anagrams





    (en noun)
  • A strong desire; an itch to do something.
  • Verb

  • To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight
  • To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My brother never / Did urge me in his act; I did inquire it.
  • To provoke; to exasperate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Urge not my father's anger.
  • To press hard upon; to follow closely.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave.
  • To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon.
  • to urge''' an argument; to '''urge the necessity of a case
  • (obsolete) To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with.
  • to urge an ore with intense heat
  • To press onward or forward.
  • To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.
  • Synonyms

    * animate * incite * impel * instigate * stimulate * encourage

    See also

    * surge


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  • (suggest)

  • suggest



    (en verb)
  • To imply but stop short of saying explicitly.
  • * (John Locke)
  • Some ideas are suggested to the mind by all the ways of sensation and reflection.
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  • To make one suppose; cause one to suppose (something).
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 24, author=Nathan Rabin, work=The Onion AV Club
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  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-16, author= Sarah Boseley
  • , volume=189, issue=10, page=15, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Children shun vegetables and fruit , passage=The [British Heart Foundation's] data […] suggests there has been little improvement in eating, drinking and exercise habits in spite of the concern about obesity and the launch of the government's child measurement programme, which warns parents if their children are overweight. About a third of under-16s across the UK are either overweight or obese.}}
  • To ask for without demanding.
  • To recommend.
  • * , chapter=19
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personally visited dust-bins and back premises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets.}}
  • (obsolete) To seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • Knowing that tender youth is soon suggested .

    Usage notes

    * (ask for without demanding) This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (the form ending in -ing ). See


    * (imply but stop short of saying explicitly) allude, hint, imply, insinuate * (ask for without demanding) propose * See also

    Derived terms

    * suggestion * suggestive

    See also

    * (Suggestion)