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despise (one) for (something)
To hate one for a particular reason. Don't even mention Tiffany's name to me—I despise her for starting that rumor about me last year.
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despise someone for something
to hate someone for something or for doing something. I just despise him for running away! She despised herself for her dishonest actions.
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