Imprecate

Im"pre*cate

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imprecated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Imprecating (?).] [L. imprecatus, p. p. of imprecari to imprecate; pref. im- in, on + precari to pray. See Pray.] 1. To call down by prayer, as something hurtful or calamitous.
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Imprecate the vengeance of Heaven on the guilty empire.
Mickle.
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2. To invoke evil upon; to curse; to swear at.
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In vain we blast the ministers of Fate,
And the forlorn physicians imprecate.
Rochester.
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