impetrate

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

Definition of impetrate

transitive verb

1 : to obtain by request or entreaty
2 : to ask for : entreat

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Other Words from impetrate

impetration \ ˌim-​pə-​ˈtrā-​shən How to pronounce impetrate (audio) \ 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

First Known Use of impetrate

circa 1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for impetrate

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

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The first known use of impetrate was circa 1534

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“Impetrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/impetrate. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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