verb (used with object), im·pre·cat·ed, im·pre·cat·ing.
- to invoke or call down (evil or curses), as upon a person.
- (intr) to swear, curse, or blaspheme
- (tr) to invoke or bring down (evil, a curse, etc)to imprecate disaster on the ship
- (tr) to put a curse on
1610s, probably a back-formation from imprecation. Related: Imprecated; imprecating; imprecatory (1580s).