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 for Abhor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abhor \Ab*hor"\, v. i.
     To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be
     contrary or averse; -- with from. [Obs.] "To abhor from those
     vices." --Udall.
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           Which is utterly abhorring from the end of all law.
                                                    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abhor \Ab*hor"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abhorred; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Abhorring.] [L. abhorrere; ab + horrere to bristle, shiver,
     shudder: cf. F. abhorrer. See Horrid.]
     1. To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror
        or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to
        detest to extremity; to loathe.
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              Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is
              good.                                 --Rom. xii. 9.
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     2. To fill with horror or disgust. [Obs.]
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              It doth abhor me now I speak the word. --Shak.
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     3. (Canon Law) To protest against; to reject solemnly. [Obs.]
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              I utterly abhor, yea, from my soul
              Refuse you for my judge.              --Shak.
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     Syn: To hate; detest; loathe; abominate. See Hate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  abhor
      v 1: find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"
           [syn: abhor, loathe, abominate, execrate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "abhor":
     abominate, be hostile to, contemn, detest, disapprove of, disdain,
     disfavor, dislike, disrelish, execrate, hate, hold in abomination,
     loathe, mislike, not care for, scorn, scout, shudder at,
     utterly detest
  
  

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