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covet

verb [T] uk   /ˈkʌv.ɪt/ formal us  
to want to have something very much, especially something that belongs to someone else: She always coveted power but never quite achieved it. The Booker Prize is the most coveted British literary award.
Translations of “covet”
in Spanish codiciar…
in French convoiter…
in German begehren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 覬覦,垂涎(尤指他人之物), 貪求,渴望…
in Russian жаждать…
in Turkish gözü kalmak, imrenmek, içi gitmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 觊觎,垂涎(尤指他人之物), 贪求,渴望…
in Polish pożądać…
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