hates, hating, hated
1) VERB If you hate someone or something, you have an extremely strong feeling of dislike for them.

[V n] Most people hate him, but they don't dare to say so, because he still rules the country...

[V n] I hated myself for writing that letter.

Derived words:

He's probably the most hated man in this county.

Hate is also a noun.

I was 17 and filled with a lot of hate... It is difficult to bear the agony of our loved ones' anger and hate. ...eyes that held a look of chronic hate.

2) VERB: no cont If you say that you hate something such as a particular activity, you mean that you find it very unpleasant.

[V n] Ted hated parties, even gatherings of people he liked individually...

[V n] She hated hospitals and didn't like the idea of having an operation...

[V to-inf] He hates to be interrupted during training...

[V -ing] He hated coming home to the empty house...

[V it wh] I hate it when people accuse us of that...

[V n to-inf] I would hate him to think I'm trying to trap him...

[V n -ing] She hates me having any fun and is quite jealous and spoiled.

3) VERB: no cont (politeness) You can use hate in expressions such as `I hate to trouble you' or `I hate to bother you' when you are apologizing to someone for interrupting them or asking them to do something.

[V to-inf] I hate to rush you but I have another appointment later on.

4) VERB: no cont (feelings) You can use hate in expressions such as `I hate to say it' or `I hate to tell you' when you want to express regret about what you are about to say, because you think it is unpleasant or should not be the case.

[V to-inf] I hate to tell you this, but tomorrow's your last day...

[V to-inf] I hate to admit it, but you were right.

5) to hate someone's gutssee gut
6) VERB: no cont (emphasis) You can use hate in expressions such as `I hate to see' or `I hate to think' when are emphasizing that you find a situation or an idea unpleasant.

[V to-inf] I just hate to see you doing this to yourself.

7) VERB: no cont You can use hate in expressions such as `I'd hate to think' when you hope that something is not true or that something will not happen.

[V to-inf] I'd hate to think my job would not be secure if I left it temporarily.

English dictionary. 2008.

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