Definition of execrate in English:


Syllabification: ex·e·crate
Pronunciation: /ˈeksəˌkrāt


[with object]
1Feel or express great loathing for: they were execrated as dangerous and corrupt
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  • George is certainly mocked, but he is not execrated as a vile foreigner and un-British despot, as he had been by satirists and cartoonists in the 1760s and 1770s, when he was widely despised.
  • Those who murdered tourists in Egypt were widely execrated and not just because they threatened to ruin the tourist industry.
  • There, Alexander is to be execrated because he conquered foreign peoples and overthrew an ancient empire.
1.1 [no object] archaic Curse; swear.
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  • She execrated, her expression wild and vengeful.


mid 16th century: from Latin exsecrat- 'cursed', from the verb exsecrari, based on sacrare 'dedicate' (from sacer 'sacred').



Pronunciation: /ˌeksiˈkrāSHən/
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  • Almost irrespective of what she does with them, the advantages that have been won from the green-field territories of 200 years ago make America an object of envy but also execration.
  • It received a near universal execration in every newspaper.
  • Thus religious and political extremism are laid symbolically side by side for our execration.


Pronunciation: /-ˌkrātiv/


Pronunciation: /-krəˌtôrē/

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