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
- See also Wikisaurus:hate
hate (Hangul spelling 하떼)
- (anatomy) liver (organ of the body)
- 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.
- there is, there exists