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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.
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.
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Caligula or Nero, those treasure-seekers, those desirers of the impossible, would have accorded to the poor wretch, in exchange for his wealth, the liberty he so earnestly prayed for.
Si votre sens de l'orientation laisse a desirer, ne vous entetez pas et laissez les autres vous indiquer le bon chemin
Le systeme scolaire est bien en deca de l'attente d'un pays emergent dont, paradoxalement, les indicateurs sociaux laissent a desirer, alors que nombre de performances des grands chantiers crevent l'ecran, tant a l'echelle nationale que mondiale.
Then a caller calls out, 'O desirer of good, go forth
Looking ahead, the company expected revenues to pick up from the second quarter due to the launch of the latest version of its flagship HTC One (M8) device and the mid-tier Desirer 816 targeting the Chinese mainland market.
La DJA a ete fixee a partir d'etudes non publiees realisees par les industriels et dont la solidite scientifique laisse a desirer selon de nombreux scientifiques.
En ce qui concerne le site meme, la presentation et la navigation laissent aussi a desirer.
TheT success of Statoil is downo to individuals i with the ability and desirer to think criticallyl and creatir vei ly,y and with the skills and determination to achiec ve e remarkar blea results.
000 manifestants ont defile dans les rues de la ville pour protester contre l'organisation de la Coupe du monde de football 2014 par le Bresil, consideree comme un gaspillage de l'argent public quand la qualite des services publics laisse encore a desirer.
Time and again, the need of proper career is felt by every one, every time, and whosoever guides the aspirants, timely, the desirer can pick up one or more options to identify the right way in building career.
Le travail de l'editeur laisse aussi a desirer, car l'ouvrage contient de nombreuses coquilles et negligences dans la mise en forme, sans compter l'incongruite de 25 pages d'annexes peu utiles pour le texte de Jacqueline Razgonnikoff, deja plus long que tous les autres.
Problematically, propositionalism can neither account for desires irreducible to a state of affairs the desirer could seek to produce (like desires for a person or for God), nor for direct desires to engage in intrinsically valuable activities like friendship, conversation or philosophy.