im·​pe·​trate ˈim-pə-ˌtrāt How to pronounce impetrate (audio)
impetrated; impetrating

transitive verb

: to obtain by request or entreaty
: to ask for : entreat
impetration noun

Examples of impetrate in a Sentence

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

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of impetrate was circa 1534

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Cite this Entry

“Impetrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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