From Middle English hate (noun), probably from Old English hatian (“to hate”, verb) and or Old Norse hatr (“hate”, noun). Merged with Middle English hete, hæte, heate (“hate”), from Old English hete, from Proto-Germanic *hataz (“hatred, hate”), from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂d- (“strong emotion”). Cognate with West Frisian haat, Dutch haat, German Hass, Norwegian and Swedish hat.
The verb is from Middle English haten, from Old English hatian (“to hate, treat as an enemy”), from Proto-Germanic *hatōną (“to hate”), from Proto-Germanic *hataz, from the same root as above. Cognate with Dutch haten, German hassen, Swedish hata, French haïr (a Germanic borrowing).
- An object of hatred.
- One of my pet hates is traffic wardens.
- He gave me a look filled with pure hate.
- (Internet, colloquial) Negative feedback, abusive behaviour.
- There was a lot of hate in the comments on my vlog about Justin Bieber from his fans.
- (transitive) To dislike intensely or greatly.
- I hate men who take advantage of women.
- (intransitive) To experience hatred.
- Do not fear; he who fears hates; he who hates kills. — attributed to Gandhi
- (informal, originally African American Vernacular) Only used in hate on
- (nonstandard, Southern US) third-person singular of
hate (Hangul spelling 하떼)
- Van den Berg, Rene (1991). "Preliminary Notes on the Cia-Cia Language," in Excursies in Celebes, pp. 305-324.
- to hate (somebody / something)
- hat (noun)
- “hate” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- to hate (someone, something)
- hat (noun)
- “hate” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
- there is, there exists