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Another word for desire

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Verb
  1. To have the desire or inclination to

      1. A feeling that one would like to have or do something or to see something happen; a desire, longing, or strong inclination for a specific thing.
      2. An expression of a desire, longing, or strong inclination:
      3. An expression of desire for the happiness or success of another:
      1. The mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action:
      2. Diligent purposefulness; determination:
      3. Self-control; self-discipline:
      1. To have a strong feeling to have (something); wish (to possess or do something); desire greatly:
      2. To desire (someone to do something):
      3. To request the presence or assistance of:
      1. To give enjoyment, pleasure, or satisfaction to; make glad or contented.
      2. To be the will or desire of:
      3. To give satisfaction or pleasure; be agreeable:
      1. To find pleasant or attractive; enjoy:
      2. To want to have:
      3. To prefer:
      1. To select from a number of possible alternatives; decide on and pick out:
      2. To prefer above others:
      3. To determine or decide:
  2. To have a strong longing for

      1. A fine-grained whetstone for giving a keen edge to a cutting tool.
      2. A tool with a rotating abrasive tip for enlarging holes to precise dimensions.
      3. To sharpen on a fine-grained whetstone.
      1. To have a strong, often sad longing:
      2. To feel deep pity, sympathy, or tenderness:
      1. A feeling that one would like to have or do something or to see something happen; a desire, longing, or strong inclination for a specific thing.
      2. An expression of a desire, longing, or strong inclination:
      3. An expression of desire for the happiness or success of another:
      1. To have a strong feeling to have (something); wish (to possess or do something); desire greatly:
      2. To desire (someone to do something):
      3. To request the presence or assistance of:
      1. Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Pinus, having fascicles of needle-shaped leaves and producing woody seed-bearing cones. These trees are widely cultivated for ornament and shade and for their timber and resinous sap, which yields turpentine and pine tar.
      2. Any of various other coniferous trees, such as the Norfolk Island pine.
      3. The wood of any of these trees.
      1. To breathe rapidly in short gasps, as after exertion.
      2. To beat loudly or heavily; throb or pulsate.
      3. To give off loud puffs, especially while moving.
      1. Extending or traveling a relatively great distance.
      2. Having relatively great height; tall.
      3. Having the greater length of two or the greatest length of several:
      1. To have a strong, often restless desire.
      1. To feel strong or immoderate desire for (that which is another's).
      2. To wish for (something) longingly.
      3. To covet that which is another's.
      1. To suffer a dull, sustained pain.
      2. To feel sympathy or compassion:
      3. To yearn or long:
    See also:

    desire

Noun
  1. A strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure

    See also:

    desire

  2. Sexual hunger

Another word for desire

Noun
  1. The wish to enjoy

  2. Wish

      1. To have a strong feeling to have (something); wish (to possess or do something); desire greatly:
      2. To desire (someone to do something):
      3. To request the presence or assistance of:
      1. To wish for a particular event that one considers possible:
      2. To have confidence; trust.
      3. To desire and consider possible:
      1. To express a desire for, especially politely; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
      2. To ask (a person) to do something:
      3. An act of asking for something.
    See also:

    wish

  3. Erotic wish to possess

Verb
  1. To wish for

  2. To request

    See also:

    beg

Synonym Study

  • Crave suggests a strong desire to gratify a physical appetite or an urgent need to crave affection
  • Want , specifically suggesting a longing for something lacking or needed, generally is a more informal equivalent of wish she wants, or wishes, to go with us
  • Wish is not so strong a term as desire and has special application when an unrealizable longing is meant he wished summer were here
  • Desire , generally interchangeable with the other words here in the sense of `to long for," stresses intensity or ardor to desire success