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desire

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2 sexual appetite

  • ads for drugs that increase desire
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3 an earnest request

  • at the delegate's desire, the voice vote on the controversial measure was followed by an actual roll call
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desire

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1 to have an earnest wish to own or enjoy

  • he greatly desired a new mountain bike for his next birthday
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set one's heart on

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2 to make a request for

  • the host desires a response to the dinner invitation by tomorrow
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Synonym Discussion of desire

desire, wish, want, crave, covet mean to have a longing for. desire stresses the strength of feeling and often implies strong intention or aim.
    • desires to start a new life
wish sometimes implies a general or transient longing especially for the unattainable.
    • wishes for permanent world peace
want specifically suggests a felt need or lack.
    • wants to have a family
crave stresses the force of physical appetite or emotional need.
    • craves sweets
covet implies strong envious desire.
    • covets his rise to fame


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