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hateverb [I or T]

uk   /heɪt/ us   /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.

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hated
adjective uk   /ˈheɪ.tɪd/ us   /ˈheɪ.t̬ɪd/
He was the most hated teacher in the school.
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hatenoun [C or U]

uk   /heɪt/ us   /heɪt/
(Definition of hate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hateverb [I/T]

us   /heɪt/
to strongly dislike 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 think Leo is the right man for the job.
hate
noun [U] us   /heɪt/
Hate and bigotry can only make our lives more difficult.
(Definition of hate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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