de·sire vt de·sired, de·sir·ing: to wish for earnestly see also precatory
◇ Courts have variously interpreted desire in wills to indicate either a direction of the testator that must be followed or merely an expression of what the testator hoped would happen.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun ambition, appetency, appetite, appetitio, ardent impulse, ardor, aspiration, attraction, avidity, bent, concupiscence, covetousness, craving, cupiditas, cupidity, desiden'um, eagerness, fancy, fondness, hankering, hunger, impulse, inclination, liking, longing, lust, motive, predilection, proclivity, propensity, rapaciousness, thirst, urge, want, will, wish, yearning, yen associated concepts: precatory words II verb apply for, ask, ask for, aspire, be after, be bent upon, be eager, beg a favor, call for, clamor for, covet, crave, cry out for, cupere, desiderare, desiderate, entreat, expetere, express a wish to obtain, have a proclivity, have a yearning, have an appetite, have an impulse, have designs on, have one's heart set on, hope for, incline, like to, long for, make a request for, make application for, press, pursue, put in a claim for, request, solicit, supplicate, urge, want, wish for associated concepts: precatory words III index choose, conatus, desideratum, design (intent), end (intent), intend, intention, lack, market (demand), need, notion, objective, passion, predilection, predisposition, purpose, pursue (strive to gain), request, require (need), volition

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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