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Verb
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
“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 as a choice or preference
“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 hope for, or aspire to, a goal or dream
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To have a strong desire for
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To expectantly want something to happen
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To bring about (something) by the use of force or pressure
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To ask, request or demand for something, typically with urgency
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To choose to do
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To deny or be denied (of something)
Noun
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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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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