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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·spise /dɪˈspaɪz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·spise v. t. [imp. & p. p. Despised p. pr. & vb. n. Despising.]  To look down upon with disfavor or contempt; to contemn; to scorn; to disdain; to have a low opinion or contemptuous dislike of.
    Fools despise wisdom and instruction.   --Prov. i. 7.
    Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them.   --Jowett (Thucyd. ).
 Syn: -- To contemn; scorn; disdain; slight; undervalue. See Contemn.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has to
          work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't
          catch on immediately" [syn: contemn, scorn, disdain]