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impetrate

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verb im·pe·trate \ˈim-pə-ˌtrāt\

Definition of impetrate

impetrated

impetrating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to obtain by request or entreaty

  3. 2 :  to ask for :  entreat

impetration

play \ˌim-pə-ˈtrā-shən\ noun


Examples of impetrate in a sentence

  1. <since deists do not believe in a Creator who interferes in human affairs, they generally regard as fruitless any effort to impetrate Him for divine favors>



Origin and Etymology of impetrate

Latin impetratus, past participle of impetrare, from in- + patrare to accomplish — more at perpetrate


First Known Use: circa 1534


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