verb (used with object), de·sid·er·at·ed, de·sid·er·at·ing.
Origin of desiderate
Examples from the Web for desiderate
It is the authoritative sentence of the Church then on this difficult subject that we desiderate.
We should desiderate a closer approach, and not rest till we had found it.The Meaning of Truth|William James
Some may desiderate longer notices of German theories concerning the origin and character of the Acts.
We (they observe) need not deny a designer of the world, but we desiderate evidence of his actual workmanship.The Philosophy of Natural Theology|William Jackson
That the oneness requires425 proof is prima facie evidence that it is a value, a desiderate, not an existence.Creative Intelligence|John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen