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Related to execrate: imprecate, anathematise

ex·e·crate

 (ĕk′sĭ-krāt′)
tr.v. ex·e·crat·ed, ex·e·crat·ing, ex·e·crates
1. To declare to be hateful or abhorrent; denounce.
2. To feel loathing for; abhor.
3. Archaic To invoke a curse on.

[Latin execrārī, execrāt- : ex-, ex- + sacrāre, to consecrate (from sacer, sacred; see sak- in Indo-European roots).]

ex′e·cra′tive, ex′e·cra·to′ry (-krə-tôr′ē) adj.
ex′e·cra′tor n.

execrate

(ˈɛksɪˌkreɪt)
vb
1. (tr) to loathe; detest; abhor
2. (tr) to profess great abhorrence for; denounce; deplore
3. to curse (a person or thing); damn
[C16: from Latin exsecrārī to curse, from ex-1 + -secrārī from sacer sacred]
ˌexeˈcration n
ˈexeˌcrative, ˈexeˌcratory adj
ˈexeˌcratively adv

ex•e•crate

(ˈɛk sɪˌkreɪt)

v. -crat•ed, -crat•ing. v.t.
1. to detest utterly; abhor; abominate.
2. to curse; imprecate evil upon; denounce.
v.i.
3. to utter curses.
[1555–65; < Latin ex(s)ecrātus, past participle of ex(s)ecrārī to curse]
ex′e•cra`tive (-ˌkreɪ tɪv, -krə-) adj.
ex′e•cra`tor, n.
ex′e•cra•to`ry (-krəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

execrate


Past participle: execrated
Gerund: execrating

Imperative
execrate
execrate
Present
I execrate
you execrate
he/she/it execrates
we execrate
you execrate
they execrate
Preterite
I execrated
you execrated
he/she/it execrated
we execrated
you execrated
they execrated
Present Continuous
I am execrating
you are execrating
he/she/it is execrating
we are execrating
you are execrating
they are execrating
Present Perfect
I have execrated
you have execrated
he/she/it has execrated
we have execrated
you have execrated
they have execrated
Past Continuous
I was execrating
you were execrating
he/she/it was execrating
we were execrating
you were execrating
they were execrating
Past Perfect
I had execrated
you had execrated
he/she/it had execrated
we had execrated
you had execrated
they had execrated
Future
I will execrate
you will execrate
he/she/it will execrate
we will execrate
you will execrate
they will execrate
Future Perfect
I will have execrated
you will have execrated
he/she/it will have execrated
we will have execrated
you will have execrated
they will have execrated
Future Continuous
I will be execrating
you will be execrating
he/she/it will be execrating
we will be execrating
you will be execrating
they will be execrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been execrating
you have been execrating
he/she/it has been execrating
we have been execrating
you have been execrating
they have been execrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been execrating
you will have been execrating
he/she/it will have been execrating
we will have been execrating
you will have been execrating
they will have been execrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been execrating
you had been execrating
he/she/it had been execrating
we had been execrating
you had been execrating
they had been execrating
Conditional
I would execrate
you would execrate
he/she/it would execrate
we would execrate
you would execrate
they would execrate
Past Conditional
I would have execrated
you would have execrated
he/she/it would have execrated
we would have execrated
you would have execrated
they would have execrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.execrate - find repugnantexecrate - find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"
detest, hate - dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards; "I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians"
2.execrate - curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
deplore - express strong disapproval of; "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners"

execrate

verb
1. To regard with extreme dislike and hostility:
2. Archaic. To invoke evil or injury upon:
Informal: cuss.
Archaic: maledict.
Translations

execrate

[ˈeksɪkreɪt] VT (frm) → execrar (frm), abominar (de) (frm)

execrate

vt
(= hate)verabscheuen
(= curse)verfluchen, verwünschen

execrate

[ˈɛksɪˌkreɪt] vt (frm) → esecrare, aborrire
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He did not execrate monsieur le prince, it is true, but he obeyed the king.
At the very same time, they mutually execrate their masters when viewed separately.
Did I, he would execrate my memory to the day of his death.
That his, of all others, should have been the hands to rescue his miserable child; that he should have been his protector and faithful friend; that he should have shown him that love and tenderness which, from the wretched moment of his birth, he had never known; that he should have taught him to hate his own parent and execrate his very name; that he should now know and feel all this, and triumph in the recollection; was gall and madness to the usurer's heart.
execrate the absurd Chinese custom of shaving the head.
Treville said to himself: "If the cardinal has set this young fox upon me, he will certainly not have failed--he, who knows how bitterly I execrate him--to tell his spy that the best means of making his court to me is to rail at him.
Instead of a rude mixture of sailors, soldiers, and those belonging to the humblest grade of life, the present assembly was composed of the very flower of Marseilles society, -- magistrates who had resigned their office during the usurper's reign; officers who had deserted from the imperial army and joined forces with Conde; and younger members of families, brought up to hate and execrate the man whom five years of exile would convert into a martyr, and fifteen of restoration elevate to the rank of a god.
Upon my life,' says Mortimer languidly, 'I find it immensely embarrassing to have the eyes of Europe upon me to this extent, and my only consolation is that you will all of you execrate Lady Tippins in your secret hearts when you find, as you inevitably will, the man from Somewhere a bore.
From the time one starts ashore till he gets back again, he execrates it.
But then why did the founders execrate Machiavelli and Hobbes?
SIR - MPs took the time to debate and to execrate Daryush Valizadeh ('Roosh V' of 'Return of Kings'), who apparently advocates legalising rape.
Religious fundamentalists reverence symbols and totems of their own religion but execrate and destroy those of others, which are erroneously perceived as fetishes.