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Synonyms for crave
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust(verb)

    have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

    Synonyms:
    lust, hunger, thirst, famish, starve

  2. crave(verb)

    plead or ask for earnestly

    Synonyms:
    lust, hunger, thirst, starve

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. crave

    One asks what he feels that he may fairly claim and reasonably expect; "if a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father," Luke xi, 11; he begs for that to which he advances no claim but pity. Demand is a determined and often an arrogant word; one may rightfully demand what is his own or his due, when it is withheld or denied; or he may wrongfully demand that to which he has no claim but power. Require is less arrogant and obtrusive than demand, but is exceedingly strenuous; as, the court requires the attendance of witnesses. Entreat implies a special earnestness of asking, and beseech, a still added and more humble intensity; beseech was formerly often used as a polite intensive for beg or pray; as, I beseech you to tell me. To implore is to ask with weeping and lamentation; to supplicate is to ask, as it were, on bended knees. Crave and request are somewhat formal terms; crave has almost disappeared from conversation; request would seem distant between parent and child. Pray is now used chiefly of address to the Supreme Being; petition is used of written request to persons in authority; as, to petition the legislature to pass an act, or the governor to pardon an offender.

    Synonyms:
    ask, beg, beseech, demand, entreat, implore, petition, pray, request, require, solicit, supplicate

    Antonyms:
    claim, command, deny, enforce, exact, extort, insist, refuse, reject

    Preposition:
    Ask a person for a thing; ask a thing of or from a person; ask after or about one's health, welfare, friends, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. crave

    Synonyms:
    intreat, implore, beg, ask, beseech, supplicate, cry

    Antonyms:
    demand, insist, require, seize

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. crave(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    entreat, beseech, beg, solicit, implore, supplicate

  2. crave(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    desire, long for, hanker after, wish for, yearn for

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. crave(v)

    Synonyms:
    long for, yearn for, hanker after, beseech, entreat, implore

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How to use crave in a sentence?

  1. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    Never crave for anyone, you will get what you're destined in your life! Trust Existence, Accept Life!

  2. Aurora Berill:

    Be positive and you will be headed towards lasting contentment and the success you crave.

  3. Cometan:

    Just enough is always never enough for those whose minds crave more.

  4. Arthur Fleck:

    Some of the people I studied, I feel what they crave is attention and notoriety, i dont feel like they deserve any more of that.

  5. Hazrat Ali Ibn-e-Abi Talib, Nahj-ul-Balagha (Sermons and sayings Compilation):

    Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company.


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