Definition of accurse in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈkəːs/


[with object] archaic
Put a curse on; curse: we accurse them by the authority of the court of Rome
More example sentences
  • The cause why the pope so did accurse and depose him was, that the said Otho did take and occupy cities, towns, and castles, which the pope said appertained to him.
  • All those that with you have communed before this time, from this time forward we accurse them openly.
  • The powerful Russian Church accursed him as the Anti-Christ, and the whole nation, led by the nobility and the church, believed it.


Middle English: from a- (expressing intensity) + curse.

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