- to wish or long for.
Origin of desiderate
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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
And tenderness, too—but does that appear a mawkish thing to desiderate in life?Modern Essays
We should desiderate a closer approach, and not rest till we had found it.The Meaning of Truth
We (they observe) need not deny a designer of the world, but we desiderate evidence of his actual workmanship.The Philosophy of Natural Theology
Some may desiderate longer notices of German theories concerning the origin and character of the Acts.
- (tr) to feel the lack of or need for; long for; miss
C17: from Latin dēsīderāre, from de- + sīdus star; see desire
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