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Another word for desire

Verb
  1. To have the desire or inclination to

  2. See also:

    desire

  3. To have a strong longing for

  4. See also:

    desire

Another word for desire

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

  2. See also:

    desire

Another word for desire

Noun
  1. Wish

  2. See also:

    wish

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