|Origin:||desirer, from Latin desiderare, from sidus 'star' (perhaps from the idea of 'wishing on a star')|
desire2 [transitive not in progressive]
to want something very much:
The hotel has everything you could possibly desire.
desire to do something
He desired to return to Mexico.
Add lemon juice if desired.
to want to have sex with someone
His remarks had the desired effect.