desiderate

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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

desiderate Synonyms

Synonyms
ache (for), covet, crave, desire, die (for), hanker (for or after), hunger (for), itch (for), jones (for) [slang], long (for), lust (for or after), pant (after), pine (for), repine (for), salivate (for), sigh (for), thirst (for), want, wish (for), yearn (for), yen (for)
Related Words
spoil (for); adore, delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), like, love, relish, revel (in); favor, prefer; admire, appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value
Near Antonyms
abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; decline, refuse, reject, spurn


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