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de·sire

 (dĭ-zīr′)
tr.v. de·sired, de·sir·ing, de·sires
1. To wish or long for; want: a reporter who desires an interview; a teen who desires to travel.
2. To want to have sex with (another person).
3. To express a wish for; request.
n.
1.
a. The feeling of wanting to have something or wishing that something will happen.
b. An instance of this feeling: She had a lifelong desire to visit China.
2. Sexual appetite; passion.
3. An object of such feeling or passion: A quiet evening with you is my only desire.
4. Archaic A request or petition.

[Middle English desiren, from Old French desirer, from Latin dēsīderāre, to observe or feel the absence of, miss, desire : dē-, de- + , -sīderāre (as in cōnsīderāre, to observe attentively, contemplate; see consider).]

de·sir′er n.
Synonyms: desire, covet, crave, want, wish
These verbs mean to have a strong longing for: desire peace; coveted the new car; craving fame and fortune; wanted a drink of water; wished that she had gone to the beach.

desired

(dɪˈzaɪəd)
adj
wished for
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.desired - greatly desired
desirable - worth having or seeking or achieving; "a desirable job"; "computer with many desirable features"; "a desirable outcome"
2.desired - wanted intensely; "the child could no longer resist taking one of the craved cookies"; "it produced the desired effect"
wanted - desired or wished for or sought; "couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted poster"

desired

adjective
1. intended, wanted, wished for, needed, longed for, coveted, sought-after His warnings have provoked the desired response.
2. required, necessary, correct, appropriate, right, expected, fitting, particular, express, accurate, proper, exact Cut the material to the desired size.
Translations

desired

[dɪˈzaɪərd] adj [result, effect] → désiré(e)
References in classic literature ?
Here he rose, as if going, and Beth made up her mind to speak, for that last arrangement left nothing to be desired.
Tom and his father had several consultations and conducted several experiments in regard to the new stabilizer, the completion of which was so earnestly desired.
He got them with cigarette coupons, and nearly smoked himself to death to possess these desired forms and faces.
He fell in love, as men are in the habit of doing, and pressed his suit with an earnestness and an ardor which left nothing to be desired.
Uncas silently extended toward him the desired gourd, which the spleen of Hawkeye had hitherto prevented him from observing on a branch of an elm.
Finding the great king beyond the water disappointed in his expectations, and conscious of the importance of the Long Knife, and their own wretchedness, some of the nations immediately desired peace; to which, at present, they seem universally disposed, and are sending ambassadors to General Clark, at the Falls of the Ohio, with the minutes of their Councils, a specimen of which, in the minutes of the Piankashaw Council, is subjoined.
He desired to be certain, at least, that he was here, in the low-studded, cross-beamed, oaken-panelled parlor, and not in some other spot, which had stereotyped itself into his senses.
Such an exhibition, however, was but to be pictured in fancy; not to be anticipated, nor desired.
Grose, most apparently, only desired to cling to me and to quake in silence.
I sought the landlord, and telling him I desired to be accommodated with a room, received for answer that his house was full --not a bed unoccupied.
Upon this the captain started, and eagerly desired to know more.
When we arrived at the island, which was about eleven in the morning, one of the gentlemen who accompanied me went to the governor, and desired admittance for a stranger, who came on purpose to have the honour of attending on his highness.