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What is a basic definition of hate?
Hate is used as a verb to mean to passionately and intensely dislike something or to dislike or be unwilling. As a noun, hate is used to mean an intense loathing. Hate has a few other meanings as a verb, noun, and adjective.
If someone hates something, they dislike it so intensely that rage or disgust fills their body when they come into contact with it. A person who hates something is called a hater.
- Real-life examples: Children often hate vegetables. Enemies are people who hate each other. A person who hates dogs never wants to be around them. An environmentalist hates pollution and the destruction of rainforests.
- Used in a sentence: Mark hates Ashley so much that he won’t even be in the same room as her.
Hate also means to dislike or be unwilling, usually to do something. This sense of hate implies that a person could be unwilling because of sadness, shame, or doubt rather than animosity.
- Real-life examples: Children sometimes hate to do chores so much that their parents yell at them. Still, parents often hate to say goodbye when their children grow up and move away from home.
- Used in a sentence: I hate to say it but I think my mother was right.
Hate is also used as a noun to mean a strong dislike of something. The word hate is the opposite of the word love and is often considered one of the worst things a person can feel.
- Used in a sentence: The Grinch was consumed by his hate of Christmas.
- Real-life examples: The Ku Klux Klan is a hate group, meaning the members hate something specific or a specific group of people, in this case chiefly Black people. Social media websites forbid hate speech. An unpopular celebrity is likely to receive hate mail.
- Used in a sentence: Reading the hate speech about people’s skin color makes me sick.
Where does hate come from?
The first records of hate come from before the 900s. It ultimately comes from the Old English verb hatian and is related to the Dutch haten, the Old Norse hata, and the German hassen.
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How is hate used in real life?
Hate is an extremely common word that means to really, really dislike something. People often complain about things they hate on social media.
Why do I always find a new song I love and then play it until I hate it
— Greyson Gilmer (@Goldenglue) December 9, 2020
Every year my hate for math gets stronger😪
— lex. (@sweetgallex) January 31, 2017
Johnny Roman Garza, 21, was one of four people charged with conspiring with terroristic hate group Atomwaffen Division. https://t.co/jYTeDDaBXF
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) December 10, 2020
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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|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|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|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|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
Derived forms of hatehateable or hatable, adjective
Word Origin for hate
Other Idioms and Phrases with hate
In addition to the idiom beginning with hate
- hate someone's guts
- somebody up there loves (hates) me