- having or expressing desire.
- Grammar. (of a verb derived from another verb) expressing desire to perform the action denoted by the underlying verb, as Sanskrit pi-patiṣ-ati “he wishes to fly” from pát-ati, “he flies.”
- Grammar. a desiderative verb.
- feeling or expressing desire
- (in certain languages, of a verb) related in form to another verb and expressing the subject’s desire or intention to perform the act denoted by the other verb
- a desiderative verb