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English verb: imprecate

1. imprecate (communication) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon


SamplesThe bad witch cursed the child.


Synonymsanathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, curse, damn, maledict


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)arouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise, stir


Antonymsbless

2. imprecate (communication) utter obscenities or profanities


SamplesThe drunken men were cursing loudly in the street.


Synonymsblaspheme, curse, cuss, swear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Verb groupblaspheme









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