verb (used with object), ex·e·crat·ed, ex·e·crat·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·e·crat·ed, ex·e·crat·ing.
Origin of execrate
Examples from the Web for execrate
Every woman will execrate you as a coward, and will throw your image on the ground to be played with and broken by her children.
They pity him, they pray for him; me they would only loathe and execrate.The Spanish Brothers|Deborah Alcock
I deny it and I despise, abhor and execrate the doctrine of State Sovereignty.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
And even to-day those who execrate him seem to carry in their own souls particles of his thought.Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete|Guy de Maupassant
Mothers and wives and sisters will execrate your name, brave men will be sacrificed needlessly.The Puppet Crown|Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for execrate
Word Origin for execrate
Word Origin and History for execrate
1560s, from Latin execratus/exsecratus, past participle of execrari/exsecrari "to curse, utter a curse; hate, abhor," from ex- (see ex-) + sacrare "to devote to" (see sacred). Hence, "to devote off or away; to curse." Related: Execrated; execrating.