verb (used with object), hat·ed, hat·ing.
verb (used without object), hat·ed, hat·ing.
- hate crime,
- hate mail,
- hate sheet,
- hate someone's guts,
- hate speech
Origin of hate
Examples from the Web for hate
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|DAILY BEAST
In the mindset of the Coexist camp, those abstract beliefs have become twisted things, wrapped up with hate.
Because all you guys do is talk about how you hate this person because of that.
To not give in to profiteers, paid-off politicians and an extreme minority who hate its government and way of life.
They also frequented online chat rooms where fellow Islamic zealots teed off with venomous rants about their hate for infidels.
"Let them hate, if they fear us as well," muttered Gregory poring over the mysterious phrases.Masters of the Guild|L. Lamprey
I like its noble aims, its scorn and hate of priestcraft and Slavery.Julia Ward Howe|Laura E. Richards
And when ye've got no children of your own, and feel, all your inside risin' to another person's, and they hate ye—hate ye!Sandra Belloni, Complete|George Meredith
He says too many things and always makes us do the things we hate to do.The Black Phantom|Leo Edward Miller
Could she hate a country, however barren and rough, if it had saved the health and happiness of her future husband?The Call of the Canyon|Zane Grey
Word Origin for hate
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.
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.
In addition to the idiom beginning with hate
- hate someone's guts
- somebody up there loves (hates) me