desire

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) enPR: dĭ-zīrʹ or dĭ-zīʹər, IPA: /dɪˈzaɪə/
  • (US) enPR: dĭ-zīrʹ or dĭ-zīʹər or dē-zīrʹ or dē-zīʹər, IPA: /dɪˈzaɪr/ or /dɪˈzaɪɚ/ or /diˈzaɪr/ or /diˈzaɪɚ/
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  • Hyphenation: de‧sire

Noun[change]

Singular
desire

Plural
desires

  1. A wish, a feeling of want.
    She has a desire to win.
  2. A thing that someone wants.
    Love is my desire.

Verb[change]

Plain form
desire

Third-person singular
desires

Past tense
desired

Past participle
desired

Present participle
desiring

  1. (formal) To wish for something, to want something.
    I desire your company.

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