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Synonyms for importune
ˌɪm pɔrˈtun, -ˈtyun, ɪmˈpɔr tʃənim·por·tune

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. importune

    Synonyms:
    pester, solicit, ask urgently, press

    Antonyms:
    surrender, abandon, sacrifice

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. importune, insistverb

    beg persistently and urgently

    "I importune you to help them"

    Synonyms:
    take a firm stand, assert, insist

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  1. importuneverb

    Synonyms:
    press (by entreaty), urge (by repeated requests), beset, entreat, dun, solicit earnestly

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How to use importune in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.


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