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Could you tell me the differences between "crave" and "desire'?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Crave is a bit stronger. To crave is to feel a powerful/intense desire.


    'crave' has several meanings...
    1) to long for; want greatly; desire eagerly 2) to require; need 3) to ask earnestly for (something); beg for 4) to ask (a person) earnestly for something or to do something.5) to beg or plead

    'desire' also has several meanings...
    1) to wish or long for; crave; want 2) to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request 3)a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment 4) an expressed wish; request 5) sexual appetite or a sexual urge.

    These two can be partially interchangeable, but as you can see by their definitions, be careful how each word is used.

    I hope this answers your questions.
    ~Samantha :)

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