HyperDic: imprecate

English > 2 senses of the word imprecate:
VERBcommunicationimprecate, curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, maledictwish harm upon
communicationimprecate, curse, cuss, blaspheme, swearutter obscenities or profanities
English > imprecate: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningwish harm upon; invoke evil upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymscurse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, maledict
Broaderraise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forthSummon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
OppositeblessGive a benediction to
Spanishmaldecir, maldición
Catalanmaleir
Nounsimprecationthe act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
English > imprecate: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningUtter obscenities or profanities.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymscurse, cuss, blaspheme, swear
Broaderexpress, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue toarticulate
Similar toblasphemespeak of in an irreverent or impious manner
Spanishblasfemar, imprecar, jurar, maldecir, renegar

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