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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)

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 "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."