What does the word execrate mean?

Usage examples for execrate

  1. For, take into consideration, dear M. Martin, that your own reputation is at stake, and that all the brave volunteers would execrate your name if it should be your fault that their favorite and celebrated bard could not attend the Sunday's ceremony." – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  2. On the contrary, of his zeal appropriately to execrate the former's memory, the ex- footman employed most regrettable language, and this for the simple reason that the stone sill of the pantry window projected rather farther from the wall than Mr. Morgan, when in the act of lifting his knee, had believed to be the case. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  3. " We ought to love each other," was one of the sentences I remember, " for how every one else would execrate us if all was known." – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various