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[ek-si-kreyt] /ˈɛk sɪˌkreɪt/

verb (used with object), execrated, execrating.
to detest utterly; abhor; abominate.
to curse; imprecate evil upon; damn; denounce:
He execrated all who opposed him.
verb (used without object), execrated, execrating.
to utter curses.
(transitive) to loathe; detest; abhor
(transitive) to profess great abhorrence for; denounce; deplore
to curse (a person or thing); damn

1560s, from Latin execratus/exsecratus, past participle of execrari/exsecrari “to curse, utter a curse; hate, abhor,” from ex- (see ex-) + sacrare “to devote to” (see sacred). Hence, “to devote off or away; to curse.” Related: Execrated; execrating.


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