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Origin of hate

First recorded before 900; Middle English hat(i)en,Old English hatian (verb); cognate with Dutch haten,Old Norse hata,Gothic hatan,German hassen

synonym study for hate

1. 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.

OTHER WORDS FROM hate

Other definitions for hate (2 of 2)

hate-

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

British Dictionary definitions for hate

hate
/ (heɪt) /

verb
to dislike (something) intensely; detest
(intr) to be unwilling (to be or do something)
noun
intense dislike
informal a person or thing that is hated (esp in the phrase pet hate)
(modifier) expressing or arousing feelings of hatredhate mail

Derived forms of hate

hateable or hatable, adjective

Word Origin for hate

Old English hatian; related to Old Norse hata, Old Saxon hatōn, Old High German hazzēn
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

hate

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