desiderate

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

Definition of desiderate

desiderated

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desiderating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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


First Known Use: 1645



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