desire definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To desire or long for; intend.
    • To express a wish for; request.
    • To miss; to want earnestly; to covet.
    • to convey a wish for; to entreat; to request.
    • To require; to demand; to claim.
    • To miss; to be sorry for.
  • noun:
    • A wish or longing.
    • A request or petition.
    • the item of longing: My greatest need is to go home.
    • intimate appetite; enthusiasm.
    • somebody or something like that wished-for.
    • powerful destination, specially romantic or sexual.
    • The feeling of desire.
    • The normal longing this is certainly excited by the enjoyment or even the considered worthwhile, and impels to action or work its continuance or ownership; an eager wish to get or enjoy.
    • An expressed wish; a request; petition.
    • Anything which is desired; an object of longing.
    • exorbitant or morbid longing; lust; desire for food.
    • Grief; regret.
    • An emotion directed towards the attainment or control of an object from which satisfaction, whether sensual, intellectual, or spiritual, is expected; a passion consisting in uneasiness for intend of the object toward which it's directed, together with impulse to attain or possess it; in widest good sense, a situation or problem of wishing.
    • A craving or longing; yearning, since affection; longing interest toward anything.
    • Appetency; sensual or natural tendency.
    • A prayer; petition; request.
    • The object of longing; that which is wished-for.
    • Synonyms to Inclination, appetency, hankering, craving, eagerness, aspiration. See wish.
    • something that is desired
    • an inclination to want things
    • the sensation that accompanies an unsatisfied state
  • verb:
    • much more formal or stronger word for choose.
    • To put a request to (some body); to entreat.
    • Another term for intend, connoting emotion.
    • anticipate and wish
    • express a desire for
    • feel or have a desire for; wish highly
  • others:
    • To desire or long for; be solicitous for; have a wish the ownership, enjoyment, or becoming of; crave or covet: because, to want another's delight; to want the great of the typical wide range; to want wealth or popularity.
    • expressing a wish to acquire; ask; demand; pray for.
    • To invite.
    • To require; claim; demand.
    • To long for, as some lost object; regret; miss.
    • Synonyms To crave, desire, hanker after, yearn for.
    • To beg. solicit, entreat.
    • To be in circumstances of desire or longing.

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