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execrate

[ ek-si-kreyt ]
/ 藞蓻k s瑟藢kre瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ex路e路crat路ed, ex路e路crat路ing.
to detest utterly; abhor; abominate.
to curse; imprecate evil upon; damn; denounce: He execrated all who opposed him.
verb (used without object), ex路e路crat路ed, ex路e路crat路ing.
to utter curses.
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Origin of execrate

1555鈥65; <Latin ex(s)ecr膩tus (past participle of ex(s)ecr膩r墨 to curse), equivalent to ex-ex-1 + secr- (combining form of sacr膩re to consecrate; see sacrament) + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM execrate

ex路e路cra路tor, nounun路ex路e路crat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for execrate

execrate
/ (藞蓻ks瑟藢kre瑟t) /

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

Derived forms of execrate

execration, nounexecrative or execratory, adjectiveexecratively, adverb

Word Origin for execrate

C16: from Latin exsecr膩r墨 to curse, from ex- 1 + -secr膩r墨 from sacer sacred
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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