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Desire vs. Entice

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Desireverb

To want; to wish for earnestly.

‘I desire to speak with you.’;

Enticeverb

(transitive) To lure; to attract by arousing desire or hope.

‘I enticed the little bear into the trap with a pot of honey.’;

Desireverb

To put a request to (someone); to entreat.

Enticeverb

To draw on, by exciting hope or desire; to allure; to attract; as, the bait enticed the fishes. Often in a bad sense: To lead astray; to induce to evil; to tempt; as, the sirens enticed them to listen.

‘Roses blushing as they blow,And enticing men to pull.’; ‘My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.’; ‘Go, and thine erring brother gain,Entice him home to be forgiven.’;

Desireverb

To want emotionally or sexually.

‘She has desired him since they first met.’;

Enticeverb

provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion;

‘He lured me into temptation’;

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Desireverb

To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.

Enticeverb

attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage

‘a show which should entice a new audience into the theatre’; ‘the treat is offered to entice the dog to eat’;

Desireverb

To require; to demand; to claim.

Desireverb

To miss; to regret.

Desirenoun

(countable) Someone or something wished for.

‘It is my desire to speak with you.’; ‘You’re my heart’s desire.’;

Desirenoun

(uncountable) Strong attraction, particularly romantic or sexual.

‘His desire for her kept him awake at night.’;

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Desirenoun

(uncountable) The feeling of desiring; an eager longing for something.

‘Too much desire can seriously affect one’s judgment.’;

Desirenoun

(uncountable) Motivation.

Desireverb

To long for; to wish for earnestly; to covet.

‘Neither shall any man desire thy land.’; ‘Ye desire your child to live.’;

Desireverb

To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.

‘Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord?’; ‘Desire him to go in; trouble him no more.’;

Desireverb

To require; to demand; to claim.

‘A doleful case desires a doleful song.’;

Desireverb

To miss; to regret.

‘She shall be pleasant while she lives, and desired when she dies.’;

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Desirenoun

The natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession; an eager wish to obtain or enjoy.

‘Unspeakable desire to see and know.’;

Desirenoun

An expressed wish; a request; petition.

‘And slowly was my mother broughtTo yield consent to my desire.’;

Desirenoun

Anything which is desired; an object of longing.

‘The Desire of all nations shall come.’;

Desirenoun

Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite.

Desirenoun

Grief; regret.

Desirenoun

the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

Desirenoun

an inclination to want things;

‘a man of many desires’;

Desirenoun

something that is desired

Desireverb

feel or have a desire for; want strongly;

‘I want to go home now’; ‘I want my own room’;

Desireverb

expect and wish;

‘I trust you will behave better from now on’; ‘I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise’;

Desireverb

express a desire for

Desire

Desires are states of mind that are expressed by terms like , , or . A great variety of features is commonly associated with desires.

‘wanting’; ‘wishing’; ‘longing’; ‘craving’;

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