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  1. de·sire
    IPA[dəˈzī(ə)r]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. strongly wish for or want (something):

      he never achieved the status he so desired
      Synonym : wish for, want, long for, yearn for, crave, set one's heart on, hanker after/for, pine for/after, thirst for, itch for, be desperate for, be bent on, have a need for, covet, aspire to, have a fancy for, fancy, feel like, feel in need of, have a yen for, yen for, be dying for
    • 2. want (someone) sexually:

      there had been a time, years ago, when he had desired her
      Synonym : be attracted to, lust after, burn for, be captivated by, be infatuated by, fancy, lech after/over, have the hots for, have a crush on, be wild/mad about, go for
    • 3. express a wish to (someone); request or entreat:

      John spake unto him, and desired him in like manner and contestation as before
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: desire, plural noun: desires

    • v.: verb: desire, 3rd person present: desires, gerund or present participle: desiring, past tense: desired, past participle: desired

    • noun

      a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen:

      strong sexual feeling or appetite:

    • verb

      strongly wish for or want (something):

      want (someone) sexually:

    • adjective

      strongly wished for or intended:
    • adjective

      strongly wished for or intended:
    • (1939–2001), African statesman; president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) 1997–2001. His forces overthrew President Mobutu in 1997. He was assassinated in January 2001 and was succeeded as president by his son Joseph Kabila.
    • (1939–2001), African statesman, president of Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) 1997–2001. After his forces overthrew President Mobutu in 1997, Kabila took power and changed the name of the country to the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was assassinated by one of his army officers and was succeeded as president by his son Joseph Kabila.
    • a person or thing that one greatly wishes for
    • a person or thing that one greatly wishes for
    • be highly unsatisfactory
    • be highly unsatisfactory
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