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desire

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Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to desire

Third person singular
desir

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to desire (third-person singular simple present desir, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. More formal or stronger word for want.
    I desire to speak with you.
  2. Another word for want, connoting emotion.
    She has been desiring him since they first met.

Translations

Noun

Singular
desire

Plural
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  1. Someone or something wished for.
    It is my desire to speak with you
    You’re my heart’s desire.
  2. (uncountable) Strong attraction, particularly romantic.
    His desire for her kept him awake at night.
  3. (uncountable) The feeling of desire.
    Too much desire can seriously affect one’s judgment.

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