Antonyms for execrate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ek-si-kreyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɛk sɪˌkreɪt

Definition of execrate

Origin :
  • 1560s, from Latin execratus/exsecratus, past participle of execrari/exsecrari "to curse, utter a curse; hate, abhor," from ex- (see ex-) + sacrare "to devote to" (see sacred). Hence, "to devote off or away; to curse." Related: Execrated; execrating.
  • verb hate
Example sentences :
  • We but smile at the one, we would learn to execrate the other.
  • Extract from : « Leading Articles on Various Subjects » by Hugh Miller
  • I execrate the enslavement of the mind of our young children by the ecclesiastics.
  • Extract from : « The Necessity of Atheism » by Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • And yet, have I a right to execrate the thrall of the beaker?
  • Extract from : « Cleopatra, Complete » by Georg Ebers
  • You are not the only one who will execrate the destiny that brought us here.
  • Extract from : « Arachne, Complete » by Georg Ebers
  • He longed to execrate aloud, to bring his fist down on something violently.
  • Extract from : « Dubliners » by James Joyce
  • But the day will, come when they will execrate Pierce before Benedict Arnold, sir.
  • Extract from : « The Crisis, Complete » by Winston Churchill
  • The mob gathered to execrate the "hair-buyer general" and escort him to jail.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest » by Eva Emery Dye
  • They pity him, they pray for him; me they would only loathe and execrate.
  • Extract from : « The Spanish Brothers » by Deborah Alcock
  • I pity the man, I execrate and hate the man who has only to boast that he is white.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12) » by Robert G. Ingersoll
  • With every drop of my blood I hate and execrate every form of tyranny, every form of slavery.
  • Extract from : « The Ghosts » by Robert G. Ingersoll

Synonyms for execrate

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