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Noun
A deep longing or wish for something
“The pageant contestant responded that her greatest desire was for world peace, much to the delight of the crowd and judges.”
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Motivation or inclination
“Becoming an accountant had always been his desire since he was a young boy.”
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A strong emotional or romantic attraction
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“He had a burning desire for Stacy and would spend his nights dreaming of her.”
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An intense, heated emotion
“Your extreme desire will drive you to the brink of madness if you do not endeavor to curb it.”
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Feelings of lust
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“The young man fought against his natural desire to indulge in wanton pleasures.”
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A craving for food
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“I am so hungry, and I have a desire for some cheap takeout right now.”
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The state of being covetous
“His desire for wealth and power would lead him down the path of immorality.”
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(archaic) A request made in an earnest manner
“At the King's desire, the festival shall commemorate the birth of his newborn son.”
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A sudden desire or change of mind, especially one that is unusual or unexplained
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An aim or end result that a person is trying to achieve
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A determination or motivation (to do something)
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A vivid mental image, especially a fanciful one of the future
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An obsessional enthusiasm or liking
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The ordering or requesting of someone to do something
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The state or feeling of being jealous
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A particular opinion or attitude expressed
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An incentive that helps bring about a desired state or result
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A person with good lucks or allure, typically very popular with the opposite sex
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A love affair, especially one that is not very serious or long-lasting
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Verb
To earnestly long for
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“I have a sugar craving and greatly desire some ice-cream right now.”
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To long for emotionally or romantically
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“Dorothy Boyd would desire Jerry Maguire from the moment he said hello.”
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To express a wish for
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“I desire to join the navy when I am old enough.”
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(archaic) To put a request to someone
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“Kindly desire the fool to leave us be, and thus bother us no more.”
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To have a preference or liking for
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To have intentions for a given outcome
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To expectantly want something to happen
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To anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure
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To require a tangible object or objects
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