- to get by request or entreaty
- Rare to implore; beseech
Origin of impetrate; from Classical Latin impetratus, past participle of impetrare, to accomplish ; from in-, intensive + patrare, to accomplish ; from pater, father
(third-person singular simple present impetrates, present participle impetrating, simple past and past participle impetrated)
From the participle stem of Latin impetrāre, from im- + pātrāre (“to achieve, make happen”).