What are the meaning, origin and usage of word ‘Importune’?

(Pronounced im por tune)

Meaning: This verb means to make repeated, forceful requests for something, usually in a way that is annoying.

Origin: Importune is derived from the Old French verb “importuner”, which came from the Latin words “importunus" and "importare" meaning to cause inconvenience.

Usage: The students importuned the professor to extend the deadline of the assignment.

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