verb (used with object), de·sired, de·sir·ing.
Origin of desire
Synonyms for desire
Examples from the Web for desirer
Historical Examples of desirer
The law operates to bring together the desirer and the object that aroused the desire.Elementary Theosophy
L. W. Rogers
The flesh or sensitive part is the first desirer, though it be sin no further than it is voluntary.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)
He is often a desirer of learning, which once arrived at, proves his strongest armour.
Word Origin for desire
c.1300, from Old French desir, from desirer (see desire (v.)); sense of "lust" is first recorded mid-14c.
early 13c., from Old French desirrer (12c.) "wish, desire, long for," from Latin desiderare "long for, wish for; demand, expect," original sense perhaps "await what the stars will bring," from the phrase de sidere "from the stars," from sidus (genitive sideris) "heavenly body, star, constellation" (but see consider). Related: Desired; desiring.
see leave a lot to be desired.