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desire

noun [C/U]  us   /dɪˈzɑɪər/
a strong feeling of wanting something, or something you want: [U] He claims to have no desire for wealth. [C] She expressed a desire to speak with her attorney. [C] Teenagers often have a burning desire to look older. [C] My desires in life are few.

desire

verb [T]  us   /dɪˈzɑɪər/
to want something strongly: They don’t really seem to desire change.
Translations of “desire”
in Arabic رَغْبة…
in Korean 갈망…
in Malaysian hasrat…
in French désir…
in Turkish emel, istek, arzu…
in Italian desiderio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 想要, (尤指強烈地)渴望,希望,想要…
in Russian (сильное) желание, вожделение…
in Polish pragnienie, pożądanie…
in Vietnamese sự khao khát…
in Spanish deseo…
in Portuguese desejo…
in Thai ความปรารถนา…
in German das Verlangen…
in Catalan desig…
in Japanese (強い)願望…
in Indonesian keinginan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 想要, (尤指强烈地)渴望,希望,想要…
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