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Definition of "execrate" [ex•e•crate]

  • To declare to be hateful or abhorrent; denounce. (verb-transitive)
  • To feel loathing for; abhor. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To invoke a curse on. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "execrate" in a sentence
  • "And we especially condemn and in God's name execrate those who not only omit both forms but also quite autocratically [tyrannically] prohibit, condemn, and blaspheme them as heresy, and so exalt themselves against and above Christ, our Lord and God"
  • "Once the danger passes, forgotten of God and execrate the police. on March 24, 2009 at 2: 44 pm | Reply jerym"
  • "These are the people who execrate the man, who despise him with every cell of their being, whose rage at his very name roars like napalm."