Definition of imprecate in English:
verb[with object] archaic
Utter (a curse) or invoke (evil) against someone or something.
- ‘She was talking about learning some spells and the like here as well,’ Mira chipped in from someplace to my left, and I imprecated her with a colorful phrase inside the recesses in my brain.
- This made the sage even more furious and he imprecated a curse on Karna.
- He is still living in the palace, but his misfortunes have so unhinged him that he imprecates the most unholy curses on his sons, praying that they may have to draw the sword before they share this house between them.
early 17th century: from Latin imprecat- 'invoked', from the verb imprecari.
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