verb[with object] archaic
Feel a keen desire for (something lacking or absent): I desiderate the resources of a family
More example sentences
- Here again I would stress that the attention which is desiderated in connection with the bodily function must be some close and intimate service to the person or claimant.
- The woman translating in our earphones was so thickly Russian-accented and unable to keep up as to make a translator of the translator strongly desiderated.
- It is not an absolute clarity or an absolute absence of any possible ambiguity which is desiderated.
mid 17th century: from Latin desiderat- 'desired', from the verb desiderare, perhaps from de- 'down' + sidus, sider- 'star'. Compare with consider.
Definition of desiderate in:
- The US English dictionary