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execrate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Execrate  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  execrate 
  v  1:  find  repugnant  [syn:  {abhor},  {loathe},  {abominate}] 
  2:  declare  to  be  evil  or  anathema  [syn:  {anathemize},  {anathematize}] 




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