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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·test v. t. [imp. & p. p. Detested; p. pr. & vb. n. Detesting.]
 1. To witness against; to denounce; to condemn. [Obs.]
    The heresy of Nestorius . . . was detested in the Eastern churches.   --Fuller.
    God hath detested them with his own mouth.   --Bale.
 2. To hate intensely; to abhor; to abominate; to loathe; as, we detest what is contemptible or evil.
 Who dares think one thing, and another tell,
 My heart detests him as the gates of hell.   --Pope.
 Syn: -- To abhor; abominate; execrate. See Hate.