desiderate

verb
de·​sid·​er·​ate | \di-ˈsi-də-ˌrāt, -ˈzi- \
desiderated; desiderating

Definition of desiderate 

transitive verb

: to entertain or express a wish to have or attain

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Other Words from desiderate

desideration \-​ˌsi-​də-​ˈrā-​shən, -​ˌzi-​ \ noun
desiderative \-​ˈsi-​də-​ˌrā-​tiv, -​ˈsi-​d(ə-​)rət-​, -​ˈzi-​ \ adjective

Examples of desiderate in a Sentence

a wide gulf between what they desiderate and what they deserve

First Known Use of desiderate

1645, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for desiderate

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

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The first known use of desiderate was in 1645

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