to wish or long for.
- de·sid·er·a·tion, noun
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How to use desiderate in a sentence
We desiderate such periods of relaxation and repose in Macaulay.
Haller has at length explained what he would desiderate in our confession.Letters of John Calvin, Volume II (of 4) | Jules Bonnet
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
It is the authoritative sentence of the Church then on this difficult subject that we desiderate.
Some may desiderate longer notices of German theories concerning the origin and character of the Acts.The Expositor's Bible: The Acts of the Apostles, Vol. 2 | G. T. Stokes
British Dictionary definitions for desiderate
(tr) to feel the lack of or need for; long for; miss
- desideration, noun
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