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Synonyms

want

verb

to feel that you would like to have, keep, or do something

wish

verb

to want something to happen although it is unlikely

hope

verb

to want and expect something to happen or be true

look for

to hope to get something that you want or need

long

verb

to want something very much

aspire

verb

to want to achieve something or to be successful, especially in your career

crave

verb

to want something very much and in a way that is very hard to control

lust after

to want something very much

yearn

verb

mainly literary to want something a lot, especially something that you know you may not be able to have

have your heart set on (doing) something

to decide that you want something very much

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ache

verb

literary to want very much to do or have something, especially when it is impossible

ask/wish for the moon

to want something that is impossible to get or achieve

be/feel in the mood (for something)

to want to, or to feel that you would like to, do a particular thing

be in the market for something

to want to buy something

be itching for something/to do something

to feel very impatient because you want to do something immediately

be spoiled by something

to have or be able to use something that is special or unusual, so that you wish you still had it when it is not there anymore

be thirsty for something

to want something very much

burn

verb

to feel a very strong emotion or a great need for someone or something

clamor

verb

to say that you want something and must have it

clamour

the British spelling of clamor

could do with something

spoken used for saying that you want or need something

covet

verb

formal to very much want something that someone else has

dare (to) hope/dream/believe

if you dare not hope, dream, or believe that something will happen or is true, you think it is very unlikely, but you would really like it to happen

desire

verb

formal to want something

fancy

verb

Britishinformal to want to have or do something

feel like

to want something, or to want to do something

gag

verb

Britishvery informal to want something very much, especially sex

give your right arm (for something/to do something)

to be willing to do anything in order to get or achieve something

hanker

verb

informal to have a strong feeling of wanting something

have designs on something

to want something and to be planning a way to get it

have itchy feet

to want to leave something such as a job or a relationship and start something new

have someone/something in mind

to know the type of person or thing that you want for a particular purpose

have your eye on someone

to consider someone appropriate for a particular job, position, or activity

have your eye on something

to have seen something and want to have it or buy it

hope to God

used for emphasizing that you very much hope something will happen

hunger

verb

mainly literary to want something very much

live for the day when

to want something to happen very much

mean

verb

to want someone to do something, or to want something to happen to someone

pine for

to be very sad because you want to be with someone who you love, or want something that you do not have

set your mind on doing something

to be determined to have or achieve something

stick out for

to be determined to get what you want or need, and not be willing to accept anything less

take a fancy to something

to suddenly start to want to have or do something

thirst for

to want something very much

want

verb

to feel that you would like someone to do something or would like something to happen

want

verb

informal to feel that you would like someone or something to be in a particular place or doing a particular job

want nothing more (than)

used for showing that someone’s hopes or wishes are reasonable

will

verb

an old word meaning “to want or intend something to happen

wish

verb

formal to want something, or to want to do something

wish for

formal to want something

would give your eye teeth for something/to do something

used for saying that you wish you could have/do something very much

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