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abominate

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/ əˈbɒm əˌneɪt /
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verb (used with object), a·bom·i·nat·ed, a·bom·i·nat·ing.
to regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor.
to dislike strongly.
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Origin of abominate

First recorded in 1840–50; from Latin abōminātus “loathed,” past participle of abōminārī.See abominable, -ate1

synonym study for abominate

1. See hate.

OTHER WORDS FROM abominate

a·bom·i·na·tor, nounself-a·bom·i·nat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for abominate

abominate
/ (əˈbɒmɪˌneɪt) /

verb
(tr) to dislike intensely; loathe; detest

Derived forms of abominate

abominator, noun

Word Origin for abominate

C17: from the past participle of Latin abōminārī to regard as an ill omen, from ab- away from + ōmin-, from omen
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