Meaning of “covet” in the English Dictionary

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"covet" in British English

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covetverb [ T ]

uk /ˈkʌv.ɪt/ us /ˈkʌv.ət/ formal

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.

(Definition of “covet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)