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desire
British English: /dɪˈzʌɪə/
American English: /dəˈzaɪ(ə)r/

Translation of desire in French:

noun

  • 1 (gen)
    désir (m) (for de) (to do de faire)
    to have no desire to do
    n'avoir aucune envie de faire
    it is my earnest desire that …
    mon plus vif désir est que … (+ subj)
    her heart's desire
    [literary]
    son plus cher désir

transitive verb

  • (gen)
    avoir envie de, désirer (object, reward)
    (sexually) désirer
    to desire to do
    désirer faire
    to desire somebody to do something, to desire that somebody (should) do something
    désirer que quelqu'un fasse quelque chose
    if you so desire
    [formal]
    si tel est votre désir
    it leaves a lot to be desired
    cela laisse beaucoup à désirer
    to obtain the desired effect
    obtenir l'effet désiré

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