verb (used with object), de·sired, de·sir·ing.
Origin of desire
Examples from the Web for desire
Obviously, not all the original cast can come back or even have the desire.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Like many I spoke to, Williams seemed to desire a reorientation of policing, rather than just a reduction.
This is a testament to the fundamental human—and American—desire to combine place and possibility.
But I have no desire to go on casting calls or any of that stuff.Anastasia Ashley, Surfer-Cum-Model, Rides The Viral Internet Wave|James Joiner|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We have always had every desire to let the American public see this movie,” Lynton said.Inside Sony’s ‘Pineapple Express 2 Drama’: Leaked Emails Reveal Fight Over Stoner Comedy Sequel|William Boot|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When she saw him, he pleased her; she had a desire to attract him, to see him often.The Red Lily, Complete|Anatole France
That harsh call to return rang in their hearts by day and by night, awakening home-sickness and desire.The Outrage|Annie Vivanti
If you desire to avoid observation you can remain here until it grows darker, and then you can walk up to the mansion.A Bicycle of Cathay|Frank R. Stockton
Otter-heart now wished that the other axe might break, and again his desire was fulfilled.The Myths of the North American Indians|Lewis Spence
I don't know a better lad in the world, and I desire to bespeak your good will for him.VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea|David Christie Murray
British Dictionary definitions for desire
Related formsRelated adjective: orectic
Derived Formsdesirer, noun
Word Origin for desire
Idioms and Phrases with desire
see leave a lot to be desired.