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execrate

[ ek-si-kreyt ]

verb (used with object)

, ex·e·crat·ed, ex·e·crat·ing.
  1. to detest utterly; abhor; abominate.
  2. to curse; imprecate evil upon; damn; denounce:

    He execrated all who opposed him.



verb (used without object)

, ex·e·crat·ed, ex·e·crat·ing.
  1. to utter curses.

execrate

/ ˈɛksɪˌkreɪt /

verb

  1. tr to loathe; detest; abhor
  2. tr to profess great abhorrence for; denounce; deplore
  3. to curse (a person or thing); damn


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Derived Forms

  • ˈexeˌcratively, adverb
  • ˈexeˌcrative, adjective
  • ˌexeˈcration, noun
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Other Words From

  • exe·crator noun
  • un·exe·crated adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of execrate1

1555–65; < Latin ex ( s ) ecrātus (past participle of ex ( s ) ecrārī to curse), equivalent to ex- ex- 1 + secr- (combining form of sacrāre to consecrate; sacrament ) + -ātus -ate 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of execrate1

C16: from Latin exsecrārī to curse, from ex- 1+ -secrārī from sacer sacred
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Example Sentences

They were of no more account than the rest of the excited populace that knew Davis but to execrate him.

And even to-day those who execrate him seem to carry in their own souls particles of his thought.

I execrate the enslavement of the mind of our young children by the ecclesiastics.

Husbands driving wives to taste their power execrate the creature for her fall deep downward.

I am a bankrupt both in fortune and in heart, and can only pray you will hasten to forget—that you may forbear to execrate me!'

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