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To have a desire for
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“Do you want some honey to go with your pancakes?”
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To require, or to be attended to
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“Your car will want some maintenance very soon if you keep driving it long distances every day.”
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(want to) To have a need to do something
“You want to watch your calories if you would rather not put on weight.”
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To wish or desire for
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“I don't care what anyone says. I'll just do what I want.”
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(usually used in simple past form "wanted") To feel appreciation for
“We should always make our children feel loved and wanted.”
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To have a strong desire for
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To intend or plan to do something
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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 (something) as rightfully due or appropriate in the circumstances
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To deny or be denied (of something)
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To choose to do
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To obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion
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A lack or deficiency of something
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“My stomach is growling from want of food.”
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The state of being poor and in need
“It was a terrible time of want, and many people were unemployed.”
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A desire for something
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“The contestant expressed that her primary want was for world peace.”
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(rare) A weakness or defect in character
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“He works hard and has a soft heart, but his want is his slowness of mind.”
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A completely empty space, or the state of being completely empty
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Severe suffering, difficulty or privation
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An insistent and peremptory request, made as of right
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A condition of severe suffering due to a lack of nutrition
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An urgent need or demand
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The absence or opposite of something actual or positive
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Reliance on someone or something for financial support
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A failure to hit, catch, reach or achieve something
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