impetrate

verb im·pe·trate \ ˈim-pə-ˌtrāt \

Definition of impetrate

impetrated; impetrating
1 : to obtain by request or entreaty
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

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