Desiderate De*sid"er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Desiderated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Desiderating}.] [L. desideratus, p. p. of desiderare to desire, miss. See {Desire}, and cf. {Desideratum}.] To desire; to feel the want of; to lack; to miss; to want. [1913 Webster]

Pray have the goodness to point out one word missing that ought to have been there -- please to insert a desiderated stanza. You can not. --Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster]

Men were beginning . . . to desiderate for them an actual abode of fire. --A. W. Ward. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • desiderate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin desideratus, past participle of desiderare to desire more at desire Date: 1645 to entertain or express a wish to have or attain • desideration noun • desiderative adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • desiderate — verb /dɪˈsɪdəɹeɪt/ To miss, to feel the absence of, to long for …   Wiktionary

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  • desiderate — [dɪ zɪdəreɪt, sɪd ] verb archaic feel a keen desire for (something lacking). Origin C17: from L. desiderat , desiderare to desire , perh. from de down + sidus, sider star …   English new terms dictionary

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  • desiderate — de•sid•er•ate [[t]dɪˈsɪd əˌreɪt[/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing to wish or long for • Etymology: 1635–45; < L dēsīderātus, ptp. of dēsīderāre to long for, require de•sid er•a′tion, n. de•sid′er•a•tive ər ə tɪv, əˌreɪ tɪv adj …   From formal English to slang

  • desiderate — /dəˈzɪdəreɪt/ (say duh ziduhrayt) verb (t) (desiderated, desiderating) to feel a desire for; long for; feel the want of. {Latin dēsīderātus, past participle, longed for} –desideration /dəzɪdəˈreɪʃən/ (say duhziduh rayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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