desiderate

[dih-sid-uh-reyt]

verb (used with object), de·sid·er·at·ed, de·sid·er·at·ing.

to wish or long for.

Nearby words

  1. desiccate,
  2. desiccated,
  3. desiccation,
  4. desiccator,
  5. desiderata,
  6. desiderative,
  7. desideratum,
  8. desiderium,
  9. design,
  10. designate

Origin of desiderate

1635–45; < Latin dēsīderātus (past participle of dēsīderāre to long for, require), equivalent to dē- de- + sīder- (stem of sīdus) heavenly body, constellation + -ātus -ate1

Related formsde·sid·er·a·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for desiderate

desiderate

verb

(tr) to feel the lack of or need for; long for; miss
Derived Formsdesideration, noun

Word Origin for desiderate

C17: from Latin dēsīderāre, from de- + sīdus star; see desire

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