Synonyms of importune in English:


See definition of importune


1‘he importuned her for some spare change’


beg, beseech, entreat, implore, plead with, appeal to, apply to, call on, supplicate, solicit, petition, enjoin

harass, pester, beset, press, dun, badger, bother, torment, plague, hound, nag, harry, go on at, harp on at

Northern English mither

informal hassle, bug

rare obsecrate

2‘they arrested me for importuning’


solicit, make sexual advances, offer one's services as a prostitute

accost, approach

informal proposition

North American informal hustle