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Definition 1: desire strongly or persistently - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for yearn in the sense of this definition

(yearn is a kind of ...) feel or have a desire for; want strongly

"I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

(... is a kind of yearn ) have a desire for something or someone who is not present

"She ached for a cigarette" "I am pining for my lover"

Definition 2: have a desire for something or someone who is not present - [verb of emotion]

Samples where yearn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She ached for a cigarette
  • I am pining for my lover

Synonyms for yearn in the sense of this definition

(yearn is a kind of ...) desire strongly or persistently

(... is a kind of yearn ) languish as with love or desire

"She dying for a cigarette" "I was dying to leave"

Definition 3: have affection for; feel tenderness for - [verb of emotion]

(yearn is a kind of ...) be fond of; be attached to

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