desiderate

verb de·sid·er·ate \ di-ˈsi-də-ˌrāt , -ˈzi- \

Definition of desiderate

desiderated; desiderating
transitive verb
: to entertain or express a wish to have or attain

desideration

play \-ˌsi-də-ˈrā-shən, -ˌzi-\ noun

desiderative

play \-ˈsi-də-ˌrā-tiv, -ˈsi-d(ə-)rət-, -ˈzi-\ adjective

Examples of desiderate in a Sentence

  1. a wide gulf between what they desiderate and what they deserve

Origin and Etymology of desiderate

Latin desideratus, past participle of desiderare to desire — more at desire


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