verb (used with object)
SYNONYMS FOR pester
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Origin of pester
OTHER WORDS FROM pesterpes·ter·er, nounpes·ter·ing·ly, adverbpes·ter·some, adjectiveun·pes·tered, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for pester
Given how quickly I was wolfing books down, I didn’t want to pester my parents to drive me there every other day.Five Scientists on the Heroes Who Changed Their Lives - Issue 93: Forerunners|Alan Lightman, Hope Jahren, Robert Sapolsky,|December 2, 2020|Nautilus
We just understood this as another tool to pester with our living situation.Podcast: Facial recognition is quietly being used to control access to housing and social services|Tate Ryan-Mosley|December 2, 2020|MIT Technology Review
“The question of what determines biological diversity has pestered evolutionary biologists ever since Wallace and Darwin came up with their theory of evolution,” Salzburger said.New Fish Data Reveal How Evolutionary Bursts Create Species|Elena Renken|December 1, 2020|Quanta Magazine
This acceleration in bee-pestered plants is not entirely a surprise.
And resist the urge to probe or pester for reassuring answers.
Don't be afraid, I am not going to pester you with guide-book erudition.Romantic Spain|John Augustus O'Shea
All his wives swore that in future they would not pester him with their scolding.The Life of Mohammad|Etienne Dinet
They lipsynch the soundtrack, cadge souvenirs and pester you with smarmy, show-off questions.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom|Cory Doctorow
In summer, they seek the water to cool themselves, and get free from flies and mosquitoes, that pester them sadly.The Hunters' Feast|Mayne Reid
The cynical will say that he did so in order that Bozzy would have less time to pester him, but we believe his advice was sincere.Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694]|Christopher Darlington Morley