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MEANING:verb tr.: To detest, denounce, or curse.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin execrari (to curse), from ex- + sacrare (to consecrate). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sak- (to sanctify), which is also the source of other words such as saint, consecrate, sacred, execrable, and sacrilegious. Earliest documented use: 1561.
USAGE:"[Edward Said was] adored or execrated with equal intensity by many millions of readers."
The Rootless Cosmopolitan; The Nation (New York); Jul 19, 2004.
See more usage examples of execrate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Useless laws weaken the necessary laws. -Charles de Montesquieu, philosopher and writer (1689-1755)
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