Imprecate definition

ĭmprĭ-kāt
To invoke evil upon; curse.
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(rare) To invoke (evil) upon (someone); curse.
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To call down by prayer, as something hurtful or calamitous.
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To invoke evil upon; to curse; to swear at.
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Origin of imprecate

  • Latin imprecāri imprecāt- in- towards in–2 precārī to pray, ask prek- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin imprecari (“to invoke (good or evil) upon, pray to, call upon”), from in (“upon”) + precari (“to pray”).

    From Wiktionary