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covet

cov·et

covet

 
 
pronunciation:
kuh viht
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: coveted, coveting, covets
definition 1: to envy or wish to possess (something belonging to another) inordinately or without right.
He coveted his brother's larger share of the inheritance.Now that she was married, she secretly coveted her friends' freedom.
antonyms:
renounce
similar words:
envy
definition 2: to want intensely.
She received the award she had coveted for so long.The horns of the animal are coveted as trophies by hunters.
similar words:
crave
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to have an inordinate or wrongful wish to possess something belonging to another.
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derivations: covetable (adj.), coveter (n.)