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verb [transitive] desire pronunciation in American English /dɪˈzaɪr/
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present tense
present participledesiring
past tensedesired
past participledesired
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  1. 1
    formal to want something
    Money and success are things most of us desire.
    desire to do something: The company naturally desires to avoid negative publicity.
    desire someone to do something: We desire you to complete the work within one month of the start date.
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