Importune vs Crave - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Importune is a related term of crave.
As verbs the difference between importune and crave
is that importune
is while crave
is to desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.
To bother, trouble, irritate.
* , II.17:
To harass with persistent requests.
* 1610 , , act 2 scene 1
- To deliberate, be it but in slight matters, doth importune me.
* Jonathan Swift
- You were kneel'd to, and importun'd otherwise / By all of us;.
To approach to offer one's services as a prostitute, or otherwise make improper proposals.
(obsolete) To import; to signify.
- Their ministers and residents here have perpetually importuned the court with unreasonable demands.
- It importunes death.
(obsolete) Grievous, severe, exacting.
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.vi:
(obsolete) inopportune; unseasonable
(obsolete) troublesome; vexatious; persistent
- And therewithall he fiercely at him flew, / And with importune outrage him assayld [...].
* Francis Bacon
- And their importune fates all satisfied.
- Of all other affections it [envy] is the most importune and continual.
To desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.
* Edmund Gurney
- I know I should diet more, but every afternoon I crave a soda so I have one.
To ask for earnestly.
- His path is one that eminently craves weary walking.
- I humbly crave your indulgence to read this letter until the end.
* Bible, Mark xv. 43
- I crave your honour's pardon.
- Joseph went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.