I UK [heɪt] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "hate":
present tense I/you/we/they hate he/she/it hates present participle hating past tense hated past participle hated
Hate, jealousy, and other negative feelings are like poisons or diseases, or like something that is destroying you from inside. They were eaten up by/with hatred. Guilt gnawed away at him. Jealousy is the most corrosive of emotions. Mistrust had poisoned their relationship. He made a venomous attack on his opponent. They had become deadly enemies. He has had a noxious influence on her. She fixed him with a malignant stare. The incident cast a blight over their happiness. The thought was like a canker, eating away at her.  feeling
a) to dislike someone or something very much

Go away! I hate you!

I hate the smell of cigarettes.

b) if you hate something such as a particular situation or activity, you find it unpleasant or upsetting

Craig hated the idea of her going away.

hate to do something:

I hate to lose any game.

hate doing something:

Molly hates sitting still and doing nothing.

hate someone/something doing something:

She hated the children staying out too late.

hate it when:

I hate it when my parents argue.

I hate to bother/interrupt/trouble etc youspoken a polite way of saying you are sorry for interrupting someone or asking them for something

I hate to interrupt, but there's an urgent phone call for you.

I hate to say/admit= I hate to tell you — used for showing that you are sorry about what you are going to say, because you think it is unpleasant or you wish it was not true

I hate to admit it, but Sam may be right.

I hate to say this, but I think you've probably lost your money.

I'd hate (for) someone/something to do something= I'd hate to see someone/something do something — used for saying that a particular situation or event would make you feel unhappy

I'd hate to see public money put into something which is not going anywhere.

II UK [heɪt] / US noun [uncountable]
the feeling of hating someone or something

She looked at him with eyes full of hate.

English dictionary. 2014.

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