desireverb [T not continuous]uk /dɪˈzaɪər/ us /dɪˈzaɪr/ formal
desire verb [T not continuous] (WANT)
desirenounuk /dɪˈzaɪər/ us /dɪˈzaɪr/
desire noun (WANT)
- The team were goaded on by their desire to be first to complete the course.
- He is genuinely motivated by a desire to help people.
- She felt an overwhelming desire to tell someone about what had happened.
- He repressed a sudden desire to cry.
- His desire for political power apparently knows no bounds.