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Webster 1913 Edition


Crave

Crave

(krāv)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Craved
(krāvd)
;
p pr. & vb. n.
Craving
.]
[AS.
crafian
; akin to Icel.
krefja
, Sw.
kräfva
, Dan.
kræve
.]
1.
To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to implore.
I
crave
your honor’s pardon.
Shakespeare
Joseph . . . went in boldly unto Pilate, and
craved
the body of Jesus.
Mark xv. 43.
2.
To call for, as a gratification; to long for; hence, to require or demand;
as, the stomach
craves
food
.
Syn. – To ask; seek; beg; beseech; implore; entreat; solicit; request; supplicate; adjure.

Crave

,
Verb.
I.
To desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing;
as, a
craving
appetite
.
Once one may
crave
for love.
Suckling.

Webster 1828 Edition


Crave

CRAVE

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To ask with earnestness or importunity; to beseech; to implore; to ask with submission or humility, as a dependent; to beg; to entreat.
As for my nobler friends, I crave their pardons.
Joseph--went in boldly to Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. Mark 15.
2.
To call for, as a gratification; to long for; to require or demand, as a passion or appetite; as, the stomach or appetite craves food.
3.
Sometimes intransitively, with for before the thing sought; as, I crave for mercy.

Definition 2022


crave

crave

English

Verb

crave (third-person singular simple present craves, present participle craving, simple past and past participle craved)

  1. (transitive) To desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.
    I know I should diet more, but every afternoon I crave a soda so I have one.
    • Edmund Gurney
      His path is one that eminently craves weary walking.
  2. (transitive) To ask for earnestly.
    I humbly crave your indulgence to read this letter until the end.
    • Shakespeare
      I crave your honour's pardon.
    • Bible, Mark xv. 43
      Joseph [] went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.

Translations

Derived terms

  • craving

Anagrams


Portuguese

Verb

crave

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of cravar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of cravar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of cravar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of cravar