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impetrate

[ im-pi-treyt ]
/ 藞瑟m p瑟藢tre瑟t /
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verb (used with object), im路pe路trat路ed, im路pe路trat路ing.
to obtain by entreaty.
to entreat; ask for.
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Origin of impetrate

First recorded in 1525鈥35; from Latin impetr膩tus, past participle of impetr膩re 鈥渢o obtain by asking,鈥 equivalent to im- 鈥渋n鈥 + -petr膩(re), combining form of patr膩re 鈥渢o bring to completion, accomplish,鈥 derivative of pater 鈥渇ather鈥 + -tus past participle suffix; see im-1, father

OTHER WORDS FROM impetrate

im路pe路tra路tion, nounim路pe路tra路tive, im路pe路tra路to路ry [im-pi-truh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /藞瑟m p瑟 tr蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i/, adjectiveim路pe路tra路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for impetrate

impetrate
/ (藞瑟mp瑟藢tre瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to supplicate or entreat for, esp by prayer
to obtain by prayer

Derived forms of impetrate

impetration, nounimpetrative, adjectiveimpetrator, noun

Word Origin for impetrate

C16: from Latin impetr膩re to procure by entreaty, from -petr膩re, from patr膩re to bring to pass, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Latin pater a father
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