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accurse

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The best may slip, and even the most cautious fall; but he is more than human who errors not at all.
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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /æˈkə(ɹ)s/, /əˈkə(ɹ)s/; SAMPA: /{"k@(r)s/, /@"k@(r)s/

Verb

Infinitive
to accurse

Third person singular
accurses

Simple past
accursed

Past participle
accursed or accurst

Present participle
accursing

to 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. - Tennyson

Translations

References

accurse” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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