verb (used with object), im·pre·cat·ed, im·pre·cat·ing.
Origin of imprecate
Examples from the Web for imprecate
Bowing my head to think—to pray—to imprecate, I lost all sense of time and place.Heralds of Empire|Agnes C. Laut
There was nothing for him to resent, nothing for him to imprecate but his own folly.The Alaskan|James Oliver Curwood
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)|Jules Bonnet
To imprecate evil on any living being seems to them unchristian, barbarous, a relic of dark ages and dark superstitions.Town and Country Sermons|Charles Kingsley
But now there is scarcely a tongue in all New England that does not imprecate curses on his name.Grandfather's Chair|Nathaniel Hawthorne
British Dictionary definitions for imprecate
Word Origin for imprecate
Word Origin and History for imprecate
1610s, probably a back-formation from imprecation. Related: Imprecated; imprecating; imprecatory (1580s).