impetrate

[ im-pi-treyt ]
/ ˈɪm pɪˌtreɪt /

verb (used with object), im·pe·trat·ed, im·pe·trat·ing.

to obtain by entreaty.
to entreat; ask for.

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Origin of impetrate

1525–35; < Latin impetrātus past participle of impetrāre to obtain by asking, equivalent to im- im-1 + -petrā(re), combining form of patrāre to bring to completion, accomplish, derivative of pater father + -tus past participle suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM impetrate

im·pe·tra·tion, nounim·pe·tra·tive, im·pe·tra·to·ry [im-pi-truh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɪm pɪ trəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveim·pe·tra·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for impetratory

impetrate
/ (ˈɪmpɪˌtreɪt) /

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 impetrāre to procure by entreaty, from -petrāre, from patrāre to bring to pass, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Latin pater a father
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