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desire

verb [T not continuous] (WANT)    /dɪˈzaɪər/ US  /-ˈzaɪr/ formal
C1 to want something, especially strongly : I desire only to be left in peace . The hotel had everything you could possibly desire. What does her Ladyship desire me to do/desire of me? [+ to infinitive] The president desires to meet the new prime minister .Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
(Definition of desire verb (WANT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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