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imprecate (IM-pri-kayt) verb tr.

To invoke evil upon; curse.

[Latin imprecari, imprecat- : in-, towards + precari, to pray, ask.]

"Bear witness, gods, you heard him bid me go; You, whom he mocked with imprecating vows Of promised faith! - I'll die; I will not bear it." Dryden, John, All For Love: Part I, Great Works of Literature, 1 Jan 1992.

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