Definition of importune :
1. To import; to signify.
2. To request or solicit, with urgency; to press with frequent, unreasonable, or troublesome application or pertinacity; hence, to tease; to irritate; to worry.
3. To require; to demand.
bid, request, pray, take a firm stand, petition, besiege, implore, insist, supplicate, bedevil, harry, entreat, plague, beset, ask, badger, call upon, solicit, beleaguer, conjure, beseech, assert, harass, hound, attack, pester, invoke, beg, plead
plead (part of speech: verb)
- This furnished a pretence to importune the lover for better clothes; and when he had no more of his own, he was to dress them in new cloth of the country, which they always left ashore; and appearing again in rags, they must again be clothed. - "A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1", James Cook.
- Howbeit, he did not importune us with this new teaching, but busied himself in going in and out among the people, talking to them, and acting as a friend to all- even among the very lowest of the Amaholi and enslaved captives. - "The White Shield", Bertram Mitford.
- I will importune you no longer. - "Norston's Rest", Ann S. Stephens.