WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
hate /heɪt/USA pronunciation   v.,  hat•ed, hat•ing, n. 
v. 
  1. to dislike intensely;
    detest:[+ object]They hate violence.
  2. [not: be + ~-ing] to be unwilling;dislike: [+ to + verb]I hate to say I told you so.[+ verb-ing]I hate getting up so early.

n. 
  1. intense dislike;
    extreme hostility:[uncountable]enemies who are full of hate.
  2. the object of extreme dislike or hostility:[countable]Murder and violence were his greatest hates.
hat•ed, adj. 
hat•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
hate  (hāt),USA pronunciation v.,  hat•ed, hat•ing, n. 
v.t. 
  1. to dislike intensely or passionately;
    feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward;
    detest:to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
  2. to be unwilling;
    dislike:I hate to do it.

v.i. 
  1. to feel intense dislike, or extreme aversion or hostility.

n. 
  1. intense dislike;
    extreme aversion or hostility.
  2. the object of extreme aversion or hostility.
hater, n. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English hat(i)en, Old English hatian (verb, verbal); cognate with Dutch haten, Old Norse hata, Gothic hatan, German hassen
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged loathe, execrate;
      despise.
      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.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged love.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

hate /heɪt/ vb
  1. to dislike (something) intensely; detest
  2. (intransitive) to be unwilling (to be or do something)
n
  1. intense dislike
  2. informal a person or thing that is hated (esp in the phrase pet hate)
  3. (modifier) expressing or arousing feelings of hatred: hate mail
Etymology: Old English hatian; related to Old Norse hata, Old Saxon hatōn, Old High German hazzēn

ˈhateable, ˈhatable adj



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