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Definition of "desire" []

  • To wish or long for; want. (verb-transitive)
  • To express a wish for; request. (verb-transitive)
  • A wish or longing. (noun)
  • A request or petition. (noun)
  • The object of longing: My greatest desire is to go back home. (noun)
  • To wish or long for; crave; want (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To express a wish or make a request for; ask for (verb)
  • A wish or longing; craving (noun)
  • An expressed wish; request (noun)
  • Sexual appetite; lust (noun)
  • A person or thing that is desired (noun)

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Use "desire" in a sentence
  • "But, for the most part, husbands and wives _can_ have children, if they so desire, _and they_ SHOULD _so desire_."
  • "B.C. See Vincent Smith, _Oxford History of India_, p. 52.] [Footnote 9: This is sometimes rendered simply by desire but _desire_ in"
  • "Your main desire is to see America fail and blame this administration even tho they are left with the Bush mess."