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importune - Dictionary definition and meaning for word importune

(verb) beg persistently and urgently
Synonyms : insist
Example Sentence
  • I importune you to help them

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for importune

Im (not) + portune (fortune). Someone who doesn't have fortune BEGS PERSISTANTLY.
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by nic42991

Some countries have great misfortune because they have to beg for everything, such as food,electricity,etc. They have to plead to other countries for their necessities.
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by KM2009

Imp+or+tune: Relate the word with IMPLORE. Hence importune is to implore or beg
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by tenzingocha

When you hear the word "IMPORTUNE", think about "INTO TOON" A kid, that is so into cartoons, begs his mother to let him watch his/her fav show, becoz it's urgent. and won't sleep without watching it.
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by ro0oney

remember"import"from importune... all countries beg & import petrol from saudi.
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by annamaneni

IMPORTUNE is to IMPLORE because of bad FORTUNE.
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by dshefman

Importune sounds like Important. If the thing is important for you....you might as well beg for it!
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by myth17

Important things are worth nagging and begging for.
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by Marise

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by digi123

IMPORT & TUNE. These days young kids are BEGGING their parents to IMPORT and TUNE MOTORCYCLES.
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by menon_ranjit

Think of Chinese people begging to import their stuff to the US
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by gennx01

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