Meaning

Primary

To Urge

Alternative

To Pressure

Word Type

transitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means urge so the verb vocab version is to urge.

Reading

うながす
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Someone with a weird accent is trying to urge you to eat "Unagah" (うなが). This person really means "unagi," and this person also doesn't realize how delicious unagi is (and thinks he's tricking you). You ask him what "Unagah" is. Go ahead and say it out loud.

Context

Context Sentences

お天気のお姉さんが、視聴者に傘を持って行くよう促した。

The weather lady urged viewers to take their umbrellas with them.

Kanji Composition