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Desire

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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OXFORD DICTIONARY

Desire, n. & v.
--n.
1 a an unsatisfied longing or craving. b an expression of this; a request (expressed a desire to rest).
2 lust.
3 something desired (achieved his heart's desire).
--v.tr.
1 (often foll. by to + infin., or that + clause) long for; crave.
2 request (desires a cup of tea).
3 archaic pray, entreat, or command (desire him to wait).

Etymology
ME f. OF desir f. desirer f. L desiderare DESIDERATE

THESAURUS

Desire

Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, address, admiration, adoration, affection, agape, aim, aim at, ambition, andromania, animus, aphrodisia, appeal, appetence, appetency, appetite, appetition, application, apply for, ardency, ardor, ask, ask for, asking, aspiration, aspire, aspire after, aspire to, assumption, assurance, assured faith, attachment, avarice, bank on, be after, be desirous of, be in heat, beg leave, bespeak, biological urge, bodily appetite, bodily love, brotherly love, call for, caritas, carnal desire, catch, charity, cheerful expectation, choice, choose, choose to, come in, command, conation, conatus, concupiscence, confide, confidence, conjugal love, conviction, counsel, count on, covet, crave, craving, cupidity, dearest wish, decide, decision, decree, demand, dependence, desiderate, desideration, desideratum, desiderium, design, destine, determination, determine, devotion, discretion, disposition, doomed hope, drive at, effect, enjoy, entreaty, eromania, eros, eroticism, eroticomaniac, erotism, erotomania, estruate, expect, expectation, expressed desire, fair prospect, faith, faithful love, fancy, favor, feel confident, fervent hope, fervor, file for, fixed purpose, flame, fleshly lust, fondness, forbidden fruit, free choice, free love, free will, free-lovism, function, furor uterinus, glimmering goal, go for, goatishness, golden vision, good cheer, good hope, grab, grab at, great expectations, greed, gynecomania, hanker, hanker after, hankering, harbor a design, harbor the hope, have designs on, have every intention, heart, hero worship, high hopes, hope, hope against hope, hope and pray, hope for, hope in, hope to God, hopeful prognosis, hopefulness, hopes, hoping, hoping against hope, horniness, hot blood, hot pants, hunger, hungering, idea, idolatry, idolism, idolization, impetration, importune, inclination, indecency, indent, infantile sexuality, intend, intendment, intent, intention, itch, itch for, jump at, lasciviousness, lean upon, lecherousness, lechery, libidinousness, libido, lickerishness, like, liking, live in hopes, lodestone, long, long for, longing, love, lovemaking, lust, lust after, lustfulness, magnet, make a request, make a requisition, make application, married love, mean, meaning, mind, motive, nisus, nurture the hope, nymphomania, objective, order, pant, passion, petition, physical love, pine, pine for, pining, plan, pleasure, plum, point, polymorphous perversity, popular regard, popularity, prayerful hope, prefer, presume, presumption, prize, project, promise, proposal, propose, prospect, prospects, prospectus, prurience, pruriency, purport, purpose, put in for, rapacity, regard, reliance, rely on, request, require, requirement, requisition, resolution, resolve, rest assured, rut, sake, salaciousness, sanguine expectation, satyriasis, satyrism, security, see fit, sentiment, sex, sexual desire, sexual longing, sexual love, sexual passion, shine, sigh for, snatch, snatch at, solicit, spiritual love, striving, study, summon, take to, temptation, tender feeling, tender passion, think, think fit, think good, think proper, thirst, thirsting, trophy, truelove, trust, urge, uxoriousness, velleity, venereal appetite, view, volition, want, weakness, well-grounded hope, whistle for, will, will power, wish, wish for, wish to goodness, wish very much, worship, would fain do, yearn, yearn for, yearning, yen

ROGET THESAURUS

Desire

Will

N will, volition, conation, velleity, liberum arbitrium, will and pleasure, free will, freedom, discretion, option, voluntariness, spontaneity, spontaneousness, originality, pleasure, wish, mind, desire, frame of mind, intention, predetermination, selfcontrol, determination, force of will, voluntary, volitional, willful, free, optional, discretional, discretionary, volitient, volitive, minded, prepense, intended, autocratic, unbidden &c (bid), spontaneous, original, unconstrained, voluntarily, at will, at pleasure, a volonte, a discretion, al piacere, ad libitum, ad arbitrium, as one thinks proper, as it seems good to, a beneplacito, of one's won accord, of one's own free will, proprio motu, suo motu, ex meromotu, out of one's won head, by choice, purposely, deliberately, stet pro ratione voluntas, sic volo sic jubeo, a vostro beneplacito, beneficium accipere libertatem est vendere, Deus vult, was man nicht kann meiden muss man willig leiden.

Willingness

VB be willing, incline, lean to, mind, propend, had as lief, lend a willing ear, give a willing ear, turn a willing ear, have a half a mind to, have a great mind to, hold to, cling to, desire, see fit, think good, think proper, acquiesce, comply with, swallow the bait, nibble at the bait, gorge the hook, have no scruple of, make no scruple of, make no bones of, jump at, catch at, meet halfway, volunteer.

Intention

VB intend, purpose, design, mean, have to, propose to oneself, harbor a design, have in view, have in contemplation, have in one's eye, have in petto, have an eye to, bid for, labor for, be after, aspire after, endeavor after, be at, aim at, drive at, point at, level at, aspire at, take aim, set before oneself, study to, take upon oneself, take into one's head, meditate, contemplate of, think of, dream of, talk of, premeditate, compass, calculate, destine, destinate, propose, project, have a mind to, desire, pursue.

Requirement

VB require, need, want, have occasion for, not be able to do without, not be able to dispense with, prerequire, render necessary, necessitate, create a, necessity for, call for, put in requisition, make a requisition, stand in need of, lack, desiderate, desire, be necessary Adj.

Greed

N greed, covetousness, ravenousness, venality, avidity, cupidity, acquisitiveness (acquisition), desire, greed, greediness, avarice, avidity, rapacity, extortion, selfishness, auri sacra fames, grasping, craving, canine appetite, rapacity, greedy, avaricious, covetous, acquisitive, grasping, rapacious, lickerish, greedy as a hog, overeager, voracious, ravenous, ravenous as a wolf, openmouthed, extortionate, exacting, sordid, alieni appetens, insatiable, insatiate, unquenchable, quenchless, omnivorous.

Pleasurableness

VB cause pleasure, produce pleasure, create pleasure, give pleasure, afford pleasure, procure pleasure, offer pleasure, present pleasure, yield pleasure, please, charm, delight, becharm, imparadise, gladden, take, captivate, fascinate, enchant, entrance, enrapture, transport, bewitch, enravish, bless, beatify, satisfy, gratify, desire, slake, satiate, quench, indulge, humor, flatter, tickle, tickle the palate, regale, refresh, enliven, treat, amuse, take one's fancy, tickle one's fancy, hit one's fancy, meet one's wishes, win the heart, gladden the heart, rejoice the heart, warm the cockles of the heart, do one's heart good, attract, allure, stimulate, interest, make things pleasant, popularize, gild the pill, sugar-coat the pill, sweeten.

Hope

N hope, hopes, desire, fervent hope, sanguine expectation, trust, confidence, reliance, faith, affiance, assurance, secureness, security, reassurance, good omen, good auspices, promise, well grounded hopes, good prospect, bright prospect, clear sky, assumption, presumption, anticipation, hopefulness, buoyancy, optimism, enthusiasm, heart of grace, aspiration, optimist, utopian, utopist, castles in the air, castles in Spain, chateaux en Espagne, le pot aut lait, Utopia, millennium, day dream, golden dream, dream of Alnaschar, airy hopes, fool's paradise, mirage, fond hope, beam of hope, ray of hope, gleam of hope, glimmer of hope, flash of hope, dawn of hope, star of hope, cheer, bit of blue sky, silver lining, silver lining of the cloud, bottom of Pandora's box, balm in Gilead, light at the end of the tunnel, anchor, sheet anchor, mainstay, staff, heaven, hoping, in hopes, hopeful, confident, secure, sanguine, in good heart, buoyed up, buoyant, elated, flushed, exultant, enthusiastic, heartsome, utopian, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, fearless, free from fear, free from suspicion, free from distrust, free from despair, exempt from fear, exempt from suspicion, exempt from distrust, exempt from despair, undespairing, self reliant, probable, on the high road to, within sight of shore, within sight of land, promising, propitious, of promise, full of promise, of good omen, auspicious, de bon augure, reassuring, encouraging, cheering, inspiriting, looking up, bright, roseate, couleur de rose, rose-colored, hopefully, Int, God speed!, nil desperandum, never say die, dum spiro spero, latet scintillula forsan, all is for the best, spero meliora, every cloud has a silver lining, the wish being father to the thought, hope told a flattering tale, rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis, at spes non fracta, ego spem prietio non emo, un Dieu est ma fiance, hope! thou nurse of young desire, in hoc signo spes mea, in hoc signo vinces, la speranza e il pan de miseri, l'esperance est le songe d'un homme eveille, the mighty hopes that make us men, the sickening pang of hope deferred.

Desire

N desire, wish, fancy, fantasy, want, need, exigency, mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, penchant, predilection, propensity, willingness, liking, love, fondness, relish, longing, hankering, inkling, solicitude, anxiety, yearning, coveting, aspiration, ambition, vaulting ambition, eagerness, zeal, ardor, empressement, breathless impatience, overanxiety, impetuosity, appetite, appetition, appetence, appetency, sharp appetite, keenness, hunger, stomach, twist, thirst, thirstiness, drouth, mouthwatering, itch, itching, prurience, cacoethes, cupidity, lust, concupiscence, edge of appetite, edge of hunger, torment of Tantalus, sweet tooth, lickerish tooth, itching palm, longing eye, wistful eye, sheep's eye, greed, voracity, passion, rage, furore, mania, manie, inextinguishable desire, dipsomania, kleptomania, lover, amateur, votary, devotee, aspirant, solicitant, candidate, applicant, supplicant, cormorant, desideratum, want, a consummation devoutly to be wished, attraction, magnet, allurement, fancy, temptation, seduction, fascination, prestige, height of one's ambition, idol, whim, whimsy, whimsey, maggot, hobby, hobby-horse, Fortunatus's cap, wishing cap, wishing stone, wishing well, desirous, desiring, inclined, partial to, fain, wishful, optative, anxious, wistful, curious, at a loss for, sedulous, solicitous, craving, hungry, sharp-set, peckish, ravening, with an empty stomach, esurient, lickerish, thirsty, athirst, parched with thirst, pinched with hunger, famished, dry, drouthy, hungry as a hunter, hungry as a hawk, hungry as a horse, hungry as a church mouse, hungry as a bear, greedy, unsatisfied, unsated, unslaked, unsaturated, eager, avid, keen, burning, fervent, ardent, agog, all agog, breathless, impatient, bent on, intent on, set on, bent upon, intent upon, set upon, mad after, enrage, rabid, dying for, devoured by desire, aspiring, ambitious, vaulting, skyaspiring, high-reaching, desirable, desired, in demand, pleasing, appetizing, appetible, tantalizing, wistfully, fain, Int, would that, would that it were!, O for!, esto perpetual, the wish being father to the thought, sua cuique voluptas, hoc erat in votis, the mouth watering, the fingers itching, aut Caesar aut nullus, Cassius has a lean and hungry look, hungry as the grave, I was born to other things, not what we wish but what we want, such joy ambition finds, the sea hath bounds but deep desire hath none, ubi mel ibi apes.

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.

Love

VB love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with, affection, be in love with, have a love, for, entertain a love, for, harbor cherish a love, for, regard, revere, take to, bear love to, be wedded to, set one's affections on, make much of, feast one's eyes on, hold dear, prize, hug, cling to, cherish, pet, burn, adore, idolize, love to distraction, aimer eperdument, dote on, dote upon, take a fancy to, look sweet upon, become enamored, fall in love with, lose one's heart, desire, excite love, win the heart, gain the heart, win the affections, gain the affections, secure the love, engage the affections, take the fancy of have a place in the heart, wind round the heart, attract, attach, endear, charm, fascinate, captivate, bewitch, seduce, enamor, enrapture, turn the head, get into favor, ingratiate oneself, insinuate oneself, worm oneself, propitiate, curry favor with, pay one's court to, faire l'aimable, set one's cap at, flirt.


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