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Etymology 1[edit]

From un- +‎ hate (verb).


unhate (third-person singular simple present unhates, present participle unhating, simple past and past participle unhated)

  1. (transitive) To leave off, cease, or desist from hating.
    • 1982, Eric Wanner, Lila R. Gleitman, Language Acquisition:
      I hate you! And I'll never unhate you or nothing!
    • 2004, Robert Browning, Stefan Hawlin, Ian Robert James Jack, The Poetical Works of Robert Browning - Volume 9 - Page 317:
      Till when, All that was, is; and must forever be. Nor is it in me to unhate my hates, — [...]
    • 2008, Anne Lamott, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith:
      I learned how to unhate Bush the only way people ever really learn things—by doing.

Etymology 2[edit]

From un- +‎ hate (noun).


unhate (uncountable)

  1. The lack, absence, or omission of hate; hatelessness; love.
    • 1951, Kenneth Rexroth, Beyond the mountains - Page 71:
      Hold me. I am perishing. Achilles We can never perish. It is Unlove and unhate that give form To phantasms of time and space.
    • 1993, Shuaib Bin Hasan, Amer Rashid Sheikh, A passage to Pakistan - Page 85:
      [...] as Greene in his Our Man in Havana and other novels of power and glory, puzzled and worried, for other reasons than purely political or literary, why on earth should lt be easy to work up the politics of hate, but difficult to work out the politics of unhate.