desiderate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin, from the participle stem of the verb dēsīderāre (to desire).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈsɪdəɹeɪt/

VerbEdit

desiderate (third-person singular simple present desiderates, present participle desiderating, simple past and past participle desiderated)

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

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

desiderate f pl

  1. feminine plural of desiderato

VerbEdit

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

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

VerbEdit

dēsīderāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēsīderō

ParticipleEdit

dēsīderāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of dēsīderātus
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 10:10