Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To imprecate misery or evil upon; call down curses on; curse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To devote to destruction; to imprecate misery or evil upon; to curse; to execrate; to anathematize.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To devote to destruction; to imprecate misery or evil upon; to curse; to execrate; to anathematize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment

Etymologies

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Middle English acursien, acorsien; a- + cursien ("to curse"). See curse. The extra c is a Latinism.

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