verb (used with object), im·pre·cat·ed, im·pre·cat·ing.
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Historical Examples of imprecate
There was nothing for him to resent, nothing for him to imprecate but his own folly.The Alaskan
James Oliver Curwood
But now there is scarcely a tongue in all New England that does not imprecate curses on his name.Grandfather's Chair
To imprecate evil on any living being seems to them unchristian, barbarous, a relic of dark ages and dark superstitions.Town and Country Sermons
I know not what I ought to imprecate on the wretches who had spread a report of your death.Letters of John Calvin, Volume II (of 4)
He ceased to imprecate only when, by repetition, his oaths became too inexpressive to be worth while.The Eagle's Heart
Word Origin for imprecate
1610s, probably a back-formation from imprecation. Related: Imprecated; imprecating; imprecatory (1580s).