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hate

[heyt] /heɪt/
verb (used with object), hated, hating.
1.
to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest:
to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
2.
to be unwilling; dislike:
I hate to do it.
verb (used without object), hated, hating.
3.
to feel intense dislike, or extreme aversion or hostility.
noun
4.
intense dislike; extreme aversion or hostility.
5.
the object of extreme aversion or hostility.
adjective
6.
noting or relating to acts that are motivated by hatred, prejudice, or intolerance:
a hate crime; hate mail.
Verb phrases
7.
hate on, Informal. to show hate toward, criticize, or belittle, usually unfairly:
Don't hate on him just because he wins all the time.
Origin of hate
900
before 900; Middle English hat(i)en, Old English hatian (v.); cognate with Dutch haten, Old Norse hata, Gothic hatan, German hassen
Related forms
hater, noun
self-hate, noun
unhated, adjective
unhating, adjective
unhatingly, adverb
Synonyms
1. loathe, execrate; despise. Hate, abhor, detest, abominate imply feeling intense dislike or aversion toward something. Hate, the simple and general word, suggests passionate dislike and a feeling of enmity: to hate autocracy. Abhor expresses a deep-rooted horror and a sense of repugnance or complete rejection: to abhor cruelty; Nature abhors a vacuum. Detest implies intense, even vehement, dislike and antipathy, besides a sense of disdain: to detest a combination of ignorance and arrogance. Abominate expresses a strong feeling of disgust and repulsion toward something thought of as unworthy, unlucky, or the like: to abominate treachery.
Antonyms
1. love.

hate-

1.
a combining form describing something that one does but professes to dislike and that may indicate conflicting love/hate emotions, as in hate-read; hate-kiss; hate-sex.
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Examples from the Web for hate
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  • hate never was, and never will be, a beautifier of the face.

    The Hero of Garside School J. Harwood Panting
  • But no doubt the gang had thought caution to be the better part of hate.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • I used not to hate you; I even had a liking for you; take this advice, then, which you say you are ready to follow.

    Mauprat George Sand
  • He would only go away as soon as he had had enough of it, and hate him all the same!

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • I knew you were going to him—I saw you thinking of it, and it made me hate 48 you.

    The Ordeal of Elizabeth Elizabeth Von Arnim
British Dictionary definitions for hate

hate

/heɪt/
verb
1.
to dislike (something) intensely; detest
2.
(intransitive) to be unwilling (to be or do something)
noun
3.
intense dislike
4.
(informal) a person or thing that is hated (esp in the phrase pet hate)
5.
(modifier) expressing or arousing feelings of hatred: hate mail
Derived Forms
hateable, hatable, adjective
Word Origin
Old English hatian; related to Old Norse hata, Old Saxon hatōn, Old High German hazzēn
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Word Origin and History for hate
v.

Old English hatian "to hate," from Proto-Germanic *hatojanan (cf. Old Saxon haton, Old Norse hata, German hassen, Gothic hatan "to hate"), from PIE root *kad- "sorrow, hatred" (cf. Avestan sadra- "grief, sorrow, calamity," Greek kedos "care, trouble, sorrow," Welsh cas "pain, anger"). Related: Hated; hating. French haine (n.), hair (v.) are Germanic. Hate crime attested from 1988.

n.

Old English hete "hatred, spite," from Proto-Germanic *hatis- (cf. Old Norse hattr, Old Frisian hat, Dutch haat, Old High German has, German Hass, Gothic hatis; see hate (v.)). Altered in Middle English to conform with the verb. Hate mail is first attested 1967.

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Idioms and Phrases with hate

hate

In addition to the idiom beginning with hate also see: somebody up there loves (hates) me
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