1. (v. t.) To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker.

2. (v. t.) To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or disposition toward.

3. (v. t.) To frame or express desires concerning; to invoke in favor of, or against, any one; to attribute, or cal down, in desire; to invoke; to imprecate.

4. (v. t.) To recommend; to seek confidence or favor in behalf of.

5. (n.) Desire; eager desire; longing.

6. (n.) Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation.

7. (n.) A thing desired; an object of desire.

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