desiderate

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈzɪdəˌreɪt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(di sidə rāt′)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•sid•er•ate  (di sidə rāt′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -at•ed, -at•ing. 
  1. to wish or long for.
de•sid′er•ation, n. 
  • Latin dēsīderātus (past participle of dēsīderāre to long for, require), equivalent. to dē- de- + sīder- (stem of sīdus) heavenly body, constellation + -ātus -ate1
  • 1635–45

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
desiderate /dɪˈzɪdəˌreɪt/ vb
  1. (transitive) to feel the lack of or need for; long for; miss
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin dēsīderāre, from de- + sīdus star; see desire

deˌsiderˈation n
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