hate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “hate” in the English Dictionary

"hate" in British English

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hateverb [I or T]

uk   us   /heɪt/
A2 to ​dislike someone or something very much: Kelly hates her ​teacher. She hated the ​cold, ​darkdays 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) tointerrupt, but it's ​time we ​left. I'd hate (= would not like) you tothink I didn't ​appreciate what you'd done.
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hated
adjective uk   /ˈheɪ.tɪd/  us   /-t̬ɪd/
He was the most hated ​teacher in the ​school.
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hatenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /heɪt/
C1 an ​extremelystrongdislike: She gave him a ​look of ​pure hate. The ​feelings of hate ​grewstronger every ​day.UK One of my pet hates (= one of the ​main things I ​dislike) is ​people who use ​yourname all the while when they're ​speaking to you.
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(Definition of hate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hate" in American English

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hateverb [I/T]

 us   /heɪt/
to ​stronglydislike someone or something: [T] Kelly hates her ​teacher. [T] I have always hated ​speaking in ​public. [+ to infinitive] I hate to say it, but I don’t ​thinkLeo is the ​right man for the ​job.
hate
noun [U]  us   /heɪt/
Hate and ​bigotry can only make ​ourlives more ​difficult.
(Definition of hate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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