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We pay for the navy, and we have no commerce for the navy to protect; we pay for the army, and we loathe and execrate the work upon which it has been engaged.
John Edward Redmond

Meaning of "execrate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EXECRATE

From Latin exsecrārī to curse, from ex-1 + -secrārī from sacersacred.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EXECRATE

execrate  [ˈɛksɪˌkreɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXECRATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Execrate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb execrate in English.

WHAT DOES EXECRATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

execrate

Curse

A curse is any expressed wish that some form of adversity or misfortune will befall or attach to some other entity—one or more persons, a place, or an object. In particular, "curse" may refer to a wish that harm or hurt will be inflicted by any supernatural powers, such as a spell, a prayer, an imprecation, an execration, magic, witchcraft, God, a natural force, or a spirit. In many belief systems, the curse itself is considered to have some causative force in the result. To reverse or eliminate a curse is called removal or breaking, and is often believed to require equally elaborate rituals or prayers. Ancient Greek curse written on a lead sheet, 4th century BC, Kerameikos Archaeological Museum, Athens. The word "curse" may also refer to the resulting adversity; for example, menstruation has been described as the "curse of Eve". The study of the forms of curses comprise a significant proportion of the study of both folk religion and folklore. The deliberate attempt to levy curses is often part of the practice of magic. In Hindu culture the Sage or Rishi is believed to have the power to bless and curse.

Definition of execrate in the English dictionary

The first definition of execrate in the dictionary is to loathe; detest; abhor. Other definition of execrate is to profess great abhorrence for; denounce; deplore. Execrate is also to curse ; damn.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO EXECRATE

PRESENT

Present
I execrate
you execrate
he/she/it execrates
we execrate
you execrate
they execrate
Present continuous
I am execrating
you are execrating
he/she/it is execrating
we are execrating
you are execrating
they are execrating
Present perfect
I have execrated
you have execrated
he/she/it has execrated
we have execrated
you have execrated
they have execrated
Present perfect continuous
I have been execrating
you have been execrating
he/she/it has been execrating
we have been execrating
you have been execrating
they have been execrating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I execrated
you execrated
he/she/it execrated
we execrated
you execrated
they execrated
Past continuous
I was execrating
you were execrating
he/she/it was execrating
we were execrating
you were execrating
they were execrating
Past perfect
I had execrated
you had execrated
he/she/it had execrated
we had execrated
you had execrated
they had execrated
Past perfect continuous
I had been execrating
you had been execrating
he/she/it had been execrating
we had been execrating
you had been execrating
they had been execrating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will execrate
you will execrate
he/she/it will execrate
we will execrate
you will execrate
they will execrate
Future continuous
I will be execrating
you will be execrating
he/she/it will be execrating
we will be execrating
you will be execrating
they will be execrating
Future perfect
I will have execrated
you will have execrated
he/she/it will have execrated
we will have execrated
you will have execrated
they will have execrated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been execrating
you will have been execrating
he/she/it will have been execrating
we will have been execrating
you will have been execrating
they will have been execrating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would execrate
you would execrate
he/she/it would execrate
we would execrate
you would execrate
they would execrate
Conditional continuous
I would be execrating
you would be execrating
he/she/it would be execrating
we would be execrating
you would be execrating
they would be execrating
Conditional perfect
I would have execrate
you would have execrate
he/she/it would have execrate
we would have execrate
you would have execrate
they would have execrate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been execrating
you would have been execrating
he/she/it would have been execrating
we would have been execrating
you would have been execrating
they would have been execrating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you execrate
we let´s execrate
you execrate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to execrate
Past participle
execrated
Present Participle
execrating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXECRATE


celebrate
ˈsɛlɪˌbreɪt
consecrate
ˈkɒnsɪˌkreɪt
consecrated
ˈkɒnsɪkreɪt
crate
kreɪt
deconsecrate
diːˈkɒnsɪˌkreɪt
demonstrate
ˈdɛmənˌstreɪt
desecrate
ˈdɛsɪˌkreɪt
freight
freɪt
fulcrate
ˈfʌlkreɪt
generate
ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt
great
ɡreɪt
obsecrate
ˈɒbsɪˌkreɪt
operate
ˈɒpəˌreɪt
picrate
ˈpɪkreɪt
rate
reɪt
reconsecrate
riːˈkɒnsɪˌkreɪt
separate
ˈsɛpəˌreɪt
straight
streɪt
unconsecrate
ʌnˈkɒnsɪˌkreɪt
uncrate
ʌnˈkreɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXECRATE

exec.
execrable
execrableness
execrably
execration
execrative
execrator
execratory
executable
executancy
executant
executaries
executary
execute
executer
execution
executioner
executive
executive agreement
executive board

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXECRATE

accelerate
accurate
at any rate
collaborate
corporate
decorate
desperate
elaborate
exchange rate
illustrate
inaccurate
incorporate
integrate
involucrate
karate
moderate
pirate
substrate
tax rate
veal crate

Synonyms and antonyms of execrate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXECRATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «execrate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of execrate

Translation of «execrate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXECRATE

Find out the translation of execrate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of execrate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «execrate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

憎恨
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

execrate
570 millions of speakers

English

execrate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कोसना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أمقت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

проклинать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

execrar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘৃণা করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

exécrer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Melaksanakan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verwünschen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

execrate
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

execrate
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Execrate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ghê tởm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெறு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निष्पाप करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iğrenmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

esecrare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nienawidzić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

проклинати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

blestema
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καταριέται τους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vervloek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

execrate
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forbanne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of execrate

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXECRATE»

The term «execrate» is normally little used and occupies the 113.557 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXECRATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «execrate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «execrate» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about execrate

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «EXECRATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word execrate.
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John Edward Redmond
We pay for the navy, and we have no commerce for the navy to protect; we pay for the army, and we loathe and execrate the work upon which it has been engaged.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXECRATE»

Discover the use of execrate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to execrate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Christian examiner and Church of Ireland magazine
We execrate our parents who have brought us up in this heretical faith ; we execrate also every , one that ever made the Roman Catholic faith doubtful or suspected by us. Like- Wise also the Communion that offered to us the execrable cup.
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Blackwood's Magazine
To execrate Lord Castlereagh, and the Prince Regent, who chose to give his confidence to that unhappy creature, is quite right,- it is also quite right to execrate Lord Wellesley and Lord Grenville, and others who oppose now and then the ...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
To execrate Lord Castlereagh, and the Prince Regent, who chose to give his confidence to that unhappy creature, is quite right; it is also quite right to execrate Lord Wel- lesley and Lord Grenville, and others who oppose now and then the ...
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The Edinburgh monthly magazine [afterw.] Blackwood's ...
To execrate Lord Castlereagh, and the Prince Regent, who chose to give his confidence to that unhappy creature, is quite right ; it is also quite right to execrate Lord Wel- lesley and Lord Grenville, and others who oppose no w and then the ...
5
Laura: or, An anthology of sonnets, (on the Petrarcan ...
or, An anthology of sonnets, (on the Petrarcan model,) and elegiac quatuorzains: English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German; original and translated ; great part never before published. * ccccxxxv. TRANSLATION. I EXECRATE ...
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The Rule of Saint Benedict and the Ascetic Traditions from ...
execrate all killing of living beings, great or small, endowed with movement or not . 1 shall never kill, nor shall I induce someone else to kill, nor consent to any killing. I repent of any faults that I may have committed in this regard in mind, word, ...
Mayeul de Dreuille, 2000
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Laura; or, An anthology of sonnets ... and elegiac ...
I EXECRATE the Day which first disclos'd Of those seductive eyes the baneful light, The moment when those Beauties caught my sight Which the recesses of my Soul expos'd : I execrate the skill with which I gloz'd Those Charms, in Truth less ...
Capel Lofft, 1813
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Dictionary of Confusable Words
To execrate (literally 'curse') is to deplore something or express one's extreme dislike for it: 'I execrate his under- hand behavior.' execrate see excruciate exempt see except exercise/exorcise To exercise is to use or practice the mind or body ...
Adrian Room, 2013
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Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of ...
EXECRATE. EXCUSE, many otber such things, which may go a great way towards an excusing of the agent, thoHgh they cannot absolutely justify the action * South, Sermons, vol. ii. p. 57. This brought on the sending an ezcutator in the name ...
Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose, 1845
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Pocket Oxford English Dictionary
excise. |. execrate. 312 Unlike most verbs ending in -ise, excise can't be spelled with an -ize ending. excise2 /ik-syz/ v. (excises, excising, excised) 1 cut something out surgically. 2 remove a section from a piece of writing or music. excision n.
Maurice Waite, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXECRATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term execrate is used in the context of the following news items.
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No, Pope Francis, it is not hypocritical for the good to make weapons
The pope needs no lessons in theology from me or anyone else, but if Francis really means to execrate all commerce in weapons, he goes ... «Boston Globe, Jun 15»
2
Royal Commission hatred is childish
He is no longer a person but a representative of evil, and so what can you do but boo and execrate? Unless, of course, he joins your tribe. «Eureka Street, Jun 15»
3
5 iOS 8.4 Release Predictions
So while Apple might be planning a late June release, there's always a chance that it could execrate the release or delay it even further. «Gotta Be Mobile, Jun 15»
4
The Idea Of A Humane Slave Master
From descriptions of such men as Burch and Freeman, and others hereinafter mentioned, they are led to despise and execrate the whole class ... «The Guardian Nigeria, May 15»
5
US Workers Prosper Thanks to Countries Like China
... Tamny notes, to collect 83 percent of nothing. Americans execrate outsourcing, which supposedly involves sending American jobs overseas. «Newsmax, Mar 15»
6
"To Be or Not To Be" Part of the Establishment
One can explain away that Plato was promoting his Philosopher King, but there is no excuse to execrate the long list of democratic leaders who ... «The Market Oracle, Mar 15»
7
Torvalds isn't always nice, but developers don't care
Torvalds has been known to execrate would-be Linux contributors. If he disagrees with your approach, you're going to hear about it, and not ... «TechRepublic, Feb 15»
8
Spotlight: The Smiths - 'Meat Is Murder'
... effete defiance, but also a shift towards engaging with the contemporary figures and policies they would come to openly execrate, both on vinyl and in public. «Clash Magazine, Feb 15»
9
Guarding horde for three days and nights, British builder unearths …
The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Execrate, which already houses a large collection of local Romano-British objects, has ... «Catholic Online, Sep 14»
10
Τσελεμεντές cooking guide
Purists abjure and execrate the name of Tselementes, for influenced by French cuisine, he is responsible for the introduction of such ... «Neos Kosmos, Sep 14»

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