Transitive verb


1: to long or hope for : exhibit or feel desire for <desire success>

2 a : to express a wish for : request <they desirean immediate answer>

b archaic : to express a wish to : ask

Synonyms: ache (for), covet, crave, desiderate, die (for), hanker (for or after), hunger (for), itch (for), jones (for) [slang], long (for), lust (for or after), pant (after), pine (for), repine (for), salivate (for), sigh (for), thirst (for), want, wish (for), yearn (for), yen (for), set one’s heart on

A transitive verb is a verb that requires one or more objects. The term is used to contrast intransitive verbs, which do not have objects.