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English definition of “hate”

hate

verb [I or T]     /heɪt/
A2 to dislike someone or something very much: Kelly hates her teacher. She hated the cold dark days of winter. I hate it when you do that. [+ -ing verb] I have always hated speaking in public. I hate him telling me what do to all the time. [+ to infinitive] I hate (= do not want) to interrupt, but it's time we left. I'd hate (= would not like) you to think I didn't appreciate what you'd done.Not liking Grammar:Hate, like, love and preferWe can use hate, like, love and prefer with an -ing form or with a to-infinitive:See more hated     /ˈheɪ.tɪd/ US  /-t̬ɪd/ adjective He was the most hated teacher in the school.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
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