Etymology
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imprecate (v.)

"call down by prayer" (typically of curses or malevolent desires), 1610s, probably a back-formation from imprecation. Related: Imprecated; imprecating; imprecatory (1580s).

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Definitions of imprecate

imprecate (v.)
wish harm upon; invoke evil upon;
Synonyms: curse / beshrew / damn / bedamn / anathemize / anathemise / maledict
imprecate (v.)
utter obscenities or profanities;
Synonyms: curse / cuss / blaspheme / swear
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