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Verb: imprecate  'im-pru,keyt
  1. Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    "The bad witch imprecated the child";
    - curse, beshrew [archaic], damn, bedamn [archaic], anathemize, anathemise [Brit], maledict [archaic], dang [N. Amer, informal], doggone [N. Amer, informal]
     
  2. Utter obscenities or profanities
    "The drunken men were imprecating loudly in the street";
    - curse, cuss [informal], blaspheme, swear, eff and blind [Brit], eff [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: imprecating, imprecates, imprecated

Type of: arouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, express, give tongue to, invoke, put forward, raise, stir, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize

Encyclopedia: Imprecate