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Request fervently; beg for.‘a slight testimonial which I thought fit to impetrate from that worthy nobleman’ask for, appeal for, call for, seek, solicit, plead for, put in a plea for, pray for, petition, sue for, supplicate forView synonyms
Late 15th century: from Latin impetrat- ‘brought to pass’, from the verb impetrare (based on patrare ‘bring to pass’).
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