Execrate Definition

execrated, execrates, execrating
execrated, execrates, execrating
To curse.
Webster's New World
To speak abusively or contemptuously of; denounce scathingly.
Webster's New World
To call down evil upon; curse.
Webster's New World
To loathe; detest; abhor.
Webster's New World

Origin of Execrate

  • Latin execrārī execrāt- ex- ex- sacrāre to consecrate (from sacer sacred sak- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin exsecrārī, execrārī, from ex (“out”) + sacrāre (“to consecrate, declare accursed”).

    From Wiktionary

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