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.
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.