Pronunciation: (di-zīur'), [key]
—v., -sired, -sir•ing,
1. to wish or long for; crave; want.
2. to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request: The mayor desires your presence at the next meeting.
1. a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment: a desire for fame.
2. an expressed wish; request.
3. something desired.
4. sexual appetite or a sexual urge.
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