Meaning of hate

hate

Pronunciation: (hāt), [key]
— v., n. hat•ed, hat•ing,
—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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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