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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.”
Motivation or inclination
“Becoming an accountant had always been his desire since he was a young boy.”
A strong emotional or romantic attraction
“He had a burning desire for Stacy and would spend his nights dreaming of her.”
An intense, heated emotion
“Your extreme desire will drive you to the brink of madness if you do not endeavor to curb it.”
Feelings of lust
“The young man fought against his natural desire to indulge in wanton pleasures.”
To earnestly long for
“I have a sugar craving and greatly desire some ice-cream right now.”
To long for emotionally or romantically
“Dorothy Boyd would desire Jerry Maguire from the moment he said hello.”
To express a wish for
“I desire to join the navy when I am old enough.”
A craving for food
“I am so hungry and I have a desire for some cheap takeout right now.”
The state of being covetous
“His desire for wealth and power would lead him down the path of immorality.”
(archaic) An earnest request
“At the King's desire, the festival shall commemorate the birth of his newborn son.”
(archaic) To put a request to someone
“Kindly desire the fool to leave us be, and thus bother us no more.”
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