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desire

 
Noun desire has 3 senses
  1. desire - the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
    --1 is a kind of
    feeling
    --1 has particulars:
     ambition, aspiration, dream; bloodlust; temptation; craving; wish, wishing, want; longing, yearning; sexual desire, concupiscence, physical attraction; urge, itch; caprice, impulse, whim
    Derived form: verb desire1
  2. desire - an inclination to want things; "a man of many desires"
    --2 is a kind of
    tendency, inclination
    --2 has particulars: hunger, thirst; greed
    Derived forms: verb desire3, verb desire2, verb desire1
  3. desire - something that is desired
    --3 is a kind of
    arousal
    --3 has particulars: rage, passion; materialism, philistinism
    Derived forms: verb desire3, verb desire2, verb desire1
Verb desire has 3 senses
  1. desire, want - feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"
    Derived forms: noun desire1, noun desire3, noun desire2
    Sample sentence:
    They desire to move
  2. hope, trust, desire - expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
    --2 is one way to wish
    Derived forms: noun desire2, noun desire3
    Sample sentence:
    They desire to move
  3. desire - express a desire for
    --3 is one way to
    request, bespeak, call for, quest
    Derived forms: noun desire3, noun desire2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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