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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 促す (unagasu)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 促す (unagasu)

Kana: うながす
Kanji: 促す
Romaji: unagasu

Type: Verb
Meaning: to urge, to press, to prompt, to suggest, to demand, to stimulate, to quicken, to incite, to invite (attention to)
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

受付係が軽くノックをしてからドアを開け、私を中へはいるよう促した。
uketsukegakari ga karuku nokku o shite kara doa o ake, watashi o naka e hairu you unagashita.
The receptionist gave a quick knock before opening the door and motioning for me to enter.

エジプトの外相と話をした際、私はエジプト政府に慎重な対応を求め、人々の要求に応える姿勢を示すように促した。
ejiputo no gaishou to hanashi o shita sai, watashi wa ejiputo seifu no shinchou na taiou o motome, hitobito no youkyuu ni kotaeru shisei o shimesu you ni unagashita.
When I spoke with Egyptian Foreign Minister, I urged the government to show restraint and demonstrate that it would be responsive to the demands of the people.

促す (unagasu)

歴史の大半を通じて、それは情報収集と分析のプロセスを促してきたし、わたしたちが目的にたどり着くための手段だけでなく目的そのものについても、より良い選択ができるような議論を促してきた。
rekishi no taihan o tsuujite, sore wa jouhou shuushuu to bunseki no purosesu o unagashite kita shi, watashitachi ga mokuteki ni tadoritsuku tame no shudan dake de naku mokuteki sono mono ni tsuite mo, yori yoi sentaku ga dekiru you na giron o unagashite kita.
For most of our history it has encouraged the very process of information gathering, analysis, and argument that allows us to make better, if not perfect, choices, not only about the means to our ends but also about the ends themselves.

タクミがあわてて振り返ると、アミは動揺の色をたたえた目で前の座席を見ろと促した。
takumi ga awatete furikaeru to, ami wa douyou no iro o tataeta me de mae no zaseki o miro to unagashita.
Startled, Takumi glanced back at Ami, whose frantic eyes were urging him to look into the front seat.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 督促 (dūcù)
Korean: 촉구하다 (chogguhada)

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