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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also hâte

Contents

English

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English hatian. Cognate with Dutch haten, German hassen, Swedish hata.

Verb

Infinitive
to hate

Third person singular
hates

Simple past
hated

Past participle
hated

Present participle
hating

to hate (third-person singular simple present hates, present participle hating, simple past and past participle hated)

  1. (transitive) To dislike intensely; to feel strong hostility towards.
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Etymology 2

Old English hete < Germanic *xatis-. Cognate with German Haß, Swedish hat.

Noun

Singular
hate

Plural
hates

hate (plural hates)

  1. Hatred.
    He gave me a look filled with pure hate.
  2. An object of hatred.
    One of my pet hates is traffic wardens.
Translations

See hatred.

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