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impetrate

[im-pi-treyt] /ˈɪm pɪˌtreɪt/
verb (used with object), impetrated, impetrating.
1.
to obtain by entreaty.
2.
to entreat; ask for.
Origin
1525-1535
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
Related forms
impetration, noun
impetrative, impetratory
[im-pi-truh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɪm pɪ trəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
impetrator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for impetrative

impetrate

/ˈɪmpɪˌtreɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to supplicate or entreat for, esp by prayer
2.
to obtain by prayer
Derived Forms
impetration, noun
impetrative, adjective
impetrator, noun
Word Origin
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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