To be in great need of
To wish or long for; want:
To feel sympathy, pity, etc. (for)
Beyond a given boundary, limit, or goal:
Pant is defined as to breath rapidly, to beat quickly, or to strongly want something.
To have a desire; long; yearn
To feel deep pity, sympathy, or tenderness:
Hone is defined as to sharpen or make something more effective.
To desire (someone to do something):
Find another word for hanker. In this page you can discover 15 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hanker, like: covet, crave, desire, wish for, want, ache, long, pant, pine, wish and yearn.