to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy;to hate bigotry.
to be unwilling; dislike: I hate to do it.
to feel intense dislike, or extreme aversion or hostility.
intense dislike; extreme aversion or hostility.
the object of extreme aversion or hostility.
(in a video game) the focus or targeting of an enemy on a player character; enmity; aggro: The Black Mage got hate, but it’s really his own fault for casting those level-four spells back to back.As a tank, pretty much your number-one priority is getting and holding hate.
noting or relating to acts that are motivated by hatred, prejudice, or intolerance: a hate crime;a hate group;hate mail.
hate on, Informal. to show hate toward, criticize, or belittle, usually unfairly: Don't hate on him just because he wins all the time.
- hat·er, noun
- self-hate, noun
- un·hat·ed, adjective
- un·hat·ing, adjective
- un·hat·ing·ly, adverb
Other definitions for hate- (2 of 2)
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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How to use hate in a sentence
In July, brands called for—and followed through on—a month-long boycott of Facebook advertising in the name of rejecting the spread of hate.Deep Dive: How the Summer of 2020 forced brand marketing to change for the better | jim cooper | September 14, 2020 | Digiday
The “Western chauvinist” group was created by Vice magazine co-founder Gavin McInnes, whose pugilistic style and penchant for causing offense has gotten him deplatformed by tech giants after the Proud Boys were designated a hate group.
The Southern Poverty Law Center identified the Proud Boys as a hate group.
You have six months where passion is great, and then six months later, you realize, I hate this person.Tan France Goes Deep on Racism and When He Almost Quit ‘Queer Eye’ | Eugene Robinson | September 3, 2020 | Ozy
Love him or hate him for it, I do think he’s done great things in leading this country.Full Transcript: Tomi Lahren on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’ | Daniel Malloy | August 31, 2020 | Ozy
Empire will be hate-watched and may set off some conversations on its way from fading from our minds.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist | Judnick Mayard | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
It's cheesy and ludicrous and, therefore, delightful; it's the reading equivalent of hate-watching.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits | Emily Shire | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Scrolling through this hate-filled manifesto for the first time made the hairs on my arm tingle with discomfort.
Everyone says they hate cops,” Jaden wrote, “but they are the people that they call for help.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos | Michael Daly | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Light trumps darkness, hope beats despair, grace wins over sin, love defeats hate, life conquers death,” the cardinal said.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops | Michael Daly | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I hate to be long at my toilette at any time; but to delay much in such a matter while travelling is folly.
And Punch would get out of bed with raging hate in his heart against all the world, seen and unseen.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
Being a God of Love, He would not choose to create a world in which hate and pain should have a place.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
How could Alice Arden have possessed such an influence over this man, who seemed to hate her?Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
I hate drums in the march,' said the king, 'they do nothing but confuse the step.
British Dictionary definitions for hate
to dislike (something) intensely; detest
(intr) to be unwilling (to be or do something)
informal a person or thing that is hated (esp in the phrase pet hate)
(modifier) expressing or arousing feelings of hatred: hate mail
- hateable or hatable, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with hate
In addition to the idiom beginning with hate
- hate someone's guts
- somebody up there loves (hates) me
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