Definition of Imprecate

1. Verb. Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon. "The bad witch cursed the child"




2. Verb. Utter obscenities or profanities. "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"
Exact synonyms: Blaspheme, Curse, Cuss, Swear
Related verbs: Blaspheme
Generic synonyms: Express, Give Tongue To, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Curse, Cuss, Swearer, Swearing

Definition of Imprecate

1. v. t. To call down by prayer, as something hurtful or calamitous.

Definition of Imprecate

1. Verb. (transitive) To call down by prayer, as something hurtful or calamitous. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To invoke evil upon; to curse; to swear at. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imprecate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

Medical Definition of Imprecate

1. 1. To call down by prayer, as something hurtful or calamitous. "Imprecate the vengeance of Heaven on the guilty empire." (Mickle) 2. To invoke evil upon; to curse; to swear at. "In vain we blast the ministers of Fate, And the forlorn physicians imprecate." (Rochester) Origin: L. Imprecatus, p. P. Of imprecari to imprecate; pref. Im- in, on + precari to pray. See Pray. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Imprecate

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imprecate (current term)
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Literary usage of Imprecate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"In darkness over those I love : On me and mine 1 imprecate The utmost torture of thy hate ; And thus devote to sleepless agony, ..."

2. A Mœso-Gothic glossary, with an intr., an outline of Mœso-Gothic grammar by Walter William Skeat (1868)
"AF-AIKAN, to deny vehemently, imprecate curses on oneself, Mat. 26,; Mk. 14. 68; Jo. 18. 27; to deny, Mat. 10. 33 ; 2 Tim. 2. 12; feil, to deny oneself, La. ..."

3. Lives of Cardinal Alberoni, the Duke of Ripperda, and Marquis of Pombal by George Moore (1814)
"Seeing himself immured in a prison, he would imprecate curses on the Spanish nation, and vent himself in incoherent menaces of vengeance. ..."

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