Ex"e*crate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Execrated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Execrating (?).] [L. execratus, exsecratus, p. p. of execrare, exsecrare, to execrate; ex out + sacer holy, sacred. See Sacred.]

To denounce evil against, or to imprecate evil upon; to curse; to protest against as unholy or detestable; hence, to detest utterly; to abhor; to abominate.

"They . . . execrate their lct."

Cowper.

 

© Webster 1913.

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