What are some opposite words for importune?

Antonyms for importune
ˌɪm pɔrˈtun, -ˈtyun, ɪmˈpɔr tʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. importune, insist(verb)

    beg persistently and urgently

    "I importune you to help them"

    Synonyms:
    take a firm stand, assert, insist

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. importune

    To pray, in the religious sense, is devoutly to address the Supreme Being with reverent petition for divine grace or any favor or blessing, and in the fullest sense with thanksgiving and praise for the divine goodness and mercy; the once common use of the word to express any earnest request, as "I pray you to come in," is now rare, unless in writings molded on older literature, or in certain phrases, as "Pray sit down;" even in these "please" is more common; "I beg you" is also frequently used, as expressing a polite humility of request. Beseech and entreat express great earnestness of petition; implore and supplicate denote the utmost fervency and intensity, supplicate implying also humility. Compare ASK; PLEAD.

    Synonyms:
    ask, beg, beseech, bid, call upon, conjure, entreat, implore, invoke, petition, plead, pray, request, supplicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. importune

    Antonyms:
    surrender, abandon, sacrifice

    Synonyms:
    pester, solicit, ask urgently, press

How to use importune in a sentence?

  1. W. Somerset Maugham:

    If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer because it was he, because it was I.

  2. Link Starbureiy:

    There are only two ways to look at history: people either make things happen, or they let things happen. In that sense, all of history is bipolar; cognate of goodwill and bad fortune. Both philosophies, together, importune a reshaping of destiny.

How to pronounce importune?

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Daniel
Daniel
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Veena
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How to say importune in sign language?

  1. importune

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#14530abandon

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