yearn
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Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
Old English; from a Germanic base meaning "eager"
Synonyms
verb
achecovetcravepinedesire
Antonyms
verb
abjuredislikehatedespise
Definition
verbto have an earnest or strong desire; long
Examples
verbA) He would rather yearn for her than tell her how he really felt. B) She began to yearn for the breakfast of croissants and coffee she had while she was in Paris.
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