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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 neither wept nor prayed; he cursed and defied: execrated God and man, and gave himself up to reckless dissipation.
It would be a still worse affair for Mazarin, whom he execrated for the greater offences he had committed.
Fouquet," replied D'Artagnan to himself, "is a handsome man, very much beloved by the women, a generous man very much beloved by the poets; a man of wit, much execrated by pretenders.
He plunged into them breathless and tense, deep, deep, like a mad sailor taking a desperate dive from the masthead into the blue unfathomable sea so many men have execrated and loved at the same time.
It was Soapy's design to assume the role of the despicable and execrated "masher.
Yet she appeared confident in innocence and did not tremble, although gazed on and execrated by thousands, for all the kindness which her beauty might otherwise have excited was obliterated in the minds of the spectators by the imagination of the enormity she was supposed to have committed.
It is said that this execrated personality had not enough imagination to be aware of the hate he inspired.
The a key findings of the study was that the 70% of African American voting for Proposition 8 was widely execrated and publicly accepted as fact without any type of rebuttal.
Just as McConnell's opponent in this year's Kentucky Republican primary execrated McConnell's finest hour, Kashkari's primary opponent deplored Kashkari's role as administrator of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
The last named are unrecognized in the Constitution, are execrated by all except those whose interests they represent, and have continued to flourish since the dawn of the republic.
The language should be encouraged and people who cannot speak the language shouldn't be execrated for it by other people as this will cause isolation and friction between the two groups and that will get us nowhere.