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parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
grammatical pattern:
verb + gerund, verb + poss. + gerund, verb + inf., verb + IT when, verb + WH + clause, verb + that, verb + for smby+ inf., verb smby + inf.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hates, hating, hated
definition: to dislike intensely; feel hostility toward; loathe; detest.
The people hated their despotic ruler.The weary nation hated the war and longed for its end.She hates the cruel way he treats his dog.We hated staying with our aunt when we were children because she was so strict.[verb + gerund ] I hate your lying to me like that.[verb + poss. + gerund ] He hates to lose when he plays card games.[verb + inf. ] I hate it when you treat me like a child.[verb + IT when ] She hates what the corrupt regime did to her parents.[verb + WH + clause ] I hate that you think I can't take care of myself.[verb + that ] He hates the fact that his brother makes more money than he does.
abhor, despise, detest, loathe
adore, like, love
similar words:
abominate, dislike, execrate
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to feel reluctant or unwilling.
I hate to leave you here all alone.[verb + inf. ] She hated to give him the bad news, but someone had to tell him.[verb + inf. ] I would hate for you to get in trouble because of me.[verb + for smby+ inf. ] I would hate you to think that I don't care about you.[verb smby + inf. ]
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a feeling of extreme or intense dislike or hostility.
They hoped to bring an end to hate between the two groups.
animosity, hatred, loathing, odium
similar words:
abomination, antipathy, detestation, dislike, enmity, hostility, ill will, rancor, revulsion
definition 2: the object of such a feeling.
similar words:
abomination, antipathy
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derivation: hated (adj.)
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feeling hatred
similar to hate
some actions associated with hate
some broader categories that include hate
some descriptions of hate
some people associated with hate
some reactions to hate