Imprecate



[im-pri-keyt] /ˈɪm prɪˌkeɪt/

verb (used with object), imprecated, imprecating.
1.
to invoke or call down (evil or curses), as upon a person.
/ˈɪmprɪˌkeɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to swear, curse, or blaspheme
2.
(transitive) to invoke or bring down (evil, a curse, etc): to imprecate disaster on the ship
3.
(transitive) to put a curse on
v.

1610s, probably a back-formation from imprecation. Related: Imprecated; imprecating; imprecatory (1580s).

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