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"Desire" in Portuguese : Desejo
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Pronunciation : De*sire" Part of Speech : v. Etymology : [F. désirer, L. desiderare, origin uncertain, perh. fr. de- + sidus star, constellation, and hence orig., to turn the eyes from the stars. Cf. Consider, and Desiderate, and see Sidereal.] Definition : 1. To long for; to wish for earnestly; to covet. Neither shall any man desire thy land. Ex. xxxiv. 24. Ye desire your child to live. Tennyson.
2. To express a wish for; to entreat; to request. Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord 2 Kings iv. 28. Desire him to go in; trouble him no more. Shak.
3. To require; to demand; to claim. [Obs.] A doleful case desires a doleful song. Spenser.
4. To miss; to regret. [Obs.] She shall be pleasant while she lives, and desired when she dies. Jer. Taylor.
Syn. -- To long for; hanker after; covet; wish; ask; request; solicit; entreat; beg. -- To Desire, Wish. In desire the feeling is usually more eager than in wish. "I wish you to do this" is a milder form of command than "I desire you to do this," though the feeling prompting the injunction may be the usage C. J. Smith.
t. [imp. & p. p. Desired; p. pr. & vb. n. Desiring.] Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
Pronunciation : De*sire" Part of Speech : n. Etymology : [F. désir, fr. désirer. See Desire, v. t.] Definition : 1. The natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession; an eager wish to obtain or enjoy. Unspeakable desire to see and know. Milton.
2. An expressed wish; a request; petition. And slowly was my mother brought To yield consent to my desire. Tennyson.
3. Anything which is desired; an object of longing. The Desire of all nations shall come. Hag. ii. 7.