English version

covet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcovetcov‧et /ˈkʌvɪt/ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 WANTto have a very strong desire to have something that someone else has 🔊 The Michelin Awards are coveted by restaurants all over the world.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
covetHow can Willy plant seeds, a simple act he covets?If it can retain its customers' faith it could achieve the leadership position it covets by 1997.The Finance Minister post was one of the coveted cabinet jobs.The second whinnied and moved back a step to graze the spot it had been coveting for the past hour.Gatlin covets my job, which he has been in line for twice before.The most coveted prize is empties.But in times of tight elections these unsung regions become political hubs, and their votes are coveted prizes.He might have known the Great Enchanter personally, and will almost certainly covet some of Drachenfels' magical possessions.
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Verb table
covet
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycovet
he, she, itcovets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycoveted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave coveted
he, she, ithas coveted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad coveted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill covet
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have coveted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam coveting
he, she, itis coveting
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you, we, theyare coveting
Past
I, he, she, itwas coveting
you, we, theywere coveting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been coveting
he, she, ithas been coveting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been coveting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be coveting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been coveting
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