HATE, v.t. [L. odi, for hodi.]1. To dislike greatly; to have a great aversion to. It expresses less than abhor, detest, and abominate, unless pronounced with a peculiar emphasis. How long will fools hate knowledge? Prov.1. Blessed are ye when men shall hate you. Luke 6. The Roman tyrant was contented to be hated, if he was but feared.2. In Scripture, it signifies to love less. If any man come to me, and hate not father and mother, &c. Luke 14. He that spareth the rod, hateth his son. Prov. 13.
HATE, n. Great dislike or aversion; hatred.