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Verb (transitive)


Covetv. t. [OF. coveitier, covoitier, F. convoiter, from a derivative fr. L. cupere to desire; cf. Skr. kup to become excited. Cf. Cupidity.].
  •  To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; -- used in a good sense.  [1913 Webster]
    "Covet earnestly the best gifts."  [1913 Webster]
    "If it be a sin to covet honor,
    I am the most offending soul alive.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house."
Syn. -- To long for; desire; hanker after; crave.
Covetv. i. 
     To have or indulge inordinate desire.  [1913 Webster]
    "Which [money] while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith."  [1913 Webster]


Covet, (coveted, coveting) desire greatly (esp. something belonging to another person) (coveted her friend's earrings).

covetable adj.
ME f. OF cu-, coveitier f. Rmc



aspire after, begrudge, cast envious eyes, choose, crave, crave after, crawl after, desiderate, envy, grudge, hanker after, hunger after, lust after, pant after, run mad after, thirst after, want, wish




VB covet, crave (desire), grasp, exact, extort.


VB desire, wish, wish for, be desirous, have a longing, hope, care for, affect, like, list, take to, cling to, take a fancy to, fancy, prefer, have an eye, have a mind to, find it in one's heart, have a fancy for, set one's eyes upon, cast a sheep's eye upon, look sweet upon, take into one's head, have at heart, be bent upon, set one's cap at, set one's heart upon, set one's mind upon, covet, want, miss, need, feel the want of, would fain have, would fain do, would be glad of, be hungry, have a good appetite, play a good knife and fork, hunger after, thirst after, crave after, lust after, itch after, hanker after, run mad after, raven for, die for, burn to, desiderate, sigh for, cry for, gape for, gasp for, pine for, pant for, languish for, yearn for, long, be on thorns for, hope for, aspire after, catch at, grasp at, jump at, woo, court, solicit, fish for, spell for, whistle for, put up for, ogle, cause desire, create desire, raise desire, excite desire, provoke desire, whet the appetite, appetize, titillate, allure, attract, take one's fancy, tempt, hold out temptation, hold out allurement, tantalize, make one's mouth water, faire venir l'eau a la bouche, gratify desire.


VB envy, covet, burst with envy.

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