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Definition of "covet" []

  • To feel blameworthy desire for (that which is another's). See Synonyms at envy. (verb-transitive)
  • To wish for longingly. See Synonyms at desire. (verb-transitive)
  • To feel immoderate desire for that which is another's. (verb-intransitive)

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.

Use "covet" in a sentence
  • "Such blight condemnations merely enable politically powerful interest groups to take property that they covet from the politically weak."
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  • "The job all sandwich men covet is distributing handbills, which is paid for at the same rate."