AskDefine | Define desiderate

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English

Etymology

From Latin desiderare ‘desire’.

Pronunciation

IPA /dɪ'sɪdəɹeɪt/

Verb

  1. To miss, to feel the absence of, to long for.
    • 1922: it put him in thought of that missing link of creation’s chain desiderated by the late ingenious Mr Darwin. — James Joyce, Ulysses

Italian

Adjective

desiderate p

Verb form

desiderate
  1. second-person plural indicative present of desiderare
  2. second-person plural subjunctive present of desiderare
  3. second-person plural imperative of desiderare
  4. feminine plural past participle of desiderare
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