Definitions for: Execrate

[v] curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
[v] find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: abhor, abominate, anathematise, anathematize, anathemize, comminate, loathe

See Also: deplore, detest, hate

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