accurse

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /æˈkə(ɹ)s/, /əˈkə(ɹ)s/

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accurse (third-person singular simple present accurses, present participle accursing, simple past accursed, past participle accursed or accurst)

  1. To devote to destruction; to imprecate misery or evil upon; to curse; to execrate; to anathematize.
    • And the city shall be accursed - Joshua 6:17
    • Thro' you, my life will be accurst. - Alfred Tennyson

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