Definition Of importuning

verb

ask (someone) pressingly and persistently for or to do something.

if he were alive now, I should importune him with my questions

persistent harassment of someone for or to do something.

he had quit smoking, giving in finally to his wife's importuning

Example Of importuning

  • he had quit smoking, giving in finally to his wife's importuning

  • the claimant then identified himself as a police officer and arrested him for importuning