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Synonyms for want
wɒnt, wɔntwant

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Wiktionary

  1. wantcontraction

    Synonyms:
    wasnt

  2. wantverb

    A personification of want.

    Synonyms:
    wasnt, would like, wish

  3. wantverb

    Poverty.

    Synonyms:
    be without

  4. wantverb

    To be in need of; to require (something).

    That chair wants fixing.

    Synonyms:
    need, in need of

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. want

    Necessity is the quality of being necessary, or the quality of that which can not but be, become, or be true, or be accepted as true. Need and want always imply a lack; necessity may be used in this sense, but in the higher philosophical sense necessity simply denotes the exclusion of any alternative either in thought or fact; righteousness is a necessity (not a need) of the divine nature. Need suggests the possibility of supplying the deficiency which want expresses; to speak of a person's want of decision merely points out a weakness in his character; to say that he has need of decision implies that he can exercise or attain it. As applied to a deficiency, necessity is more imperative than need; a weary person is in need of rest; when rest becomes a necessity he has no choice but to stop work. An essential is something, as a quality, or element, that belongs to the essence of something else so as to be inseparable from it in its normal condition, or in any complete idea or statement of it. Compare NECESSARY; PREDESTINATION.

    Synonyms:
    compulsion, destiny, emergency, essential, exigency, extremity, fatality, fate, indispensability, indispensableness, necessity, need, requirement, requisite, sine qua non, unavoidableness, urgency

    Antonyms:
    choice, contingency, doubt, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, fortuity, freedom, option, possibility, uncertainty

    Preposition:
    The necessity of surrender; a necessity for action; this is a necessity to me.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. want

    Synonyms:
    deficiency, lack, failure, insufficiency, scantiness, shortness, omission, neglect, nonproduction, absence

    Antonyms:
    supply, sufficiency, provision, abundance, production, allowance, supplement, adequacy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. privation, want, deprivation, needinessnoun

    a state of extreme poverty

    Synonyms:
    neediness, need, deprivation, loss, wishing, wish, privation, lack, deficiency

  2. lack, deficiency, wantnoun

    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

    "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

    Synonyms:
    neediness, need, deprivation, wishing, wish, privation, lack, deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency

  3. need, wantnoun

    anything that is necessary but lacking

    "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"

    Synonyms:
    indigence, need, pauperism, deprivation, demand, pauperization, wish, wishing, privation, deficiency, motive, motivation, lack, neediness, penury

  4. wish, wishing, wantverb

    a specific feeling of desire

    "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"

    Synonyms:
    indirect request, neediness, need, wish, deprivation, wishing, regard, privation, lack, deficiency, compliments

  5. desire, wantverb

    feel or have a desire for; want strongly

    "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"

    Synonyms:
    trust, require, need, hope, desire

  6. want, need, requireverb

    have need of

    "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

    Synonyms:
    take, need, require, expect, demand, involve, ask, desire, command, postulate, call for, necessitate

  7. wantverb

    hunt or look for; want for a particular reason

    "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you"

    Synonyms:
    require, need, desire

  8. wantverb

    wish or demand the presence of

    "I want you here at noon!"

    Synonyms:
    require, need, desire

  9. wantverb

    be without, lack; be deficient in

    "want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter"

    Synonyms:
    require, need, desire

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "want":

    wanna, wish, wants, wantto, desire, envy, 'm, 'il, gonna

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How to use want in a sentence?

  1. Gordon Sondland:

    Keep the quid pro quo on the low low. Got it, i just want to go on the record and say,' you guys need to lay off my boy.'.

  2. House Republicans:

    The policies he endorsed were not standard liberal ideas, but reflected the fact that the far-left is now in control of the Democratic Party and they are committed to forcing through their plans to empower the federal government at the expense of the American people, look, the fundamental question is ‘Do you want to live in a world, and do you want your kids to grow up in a world, where the United States sets the rules of the road basically with our allies who believe in freedom, or do you want to live in a world that's controlled by a global surveillance state?'.

  3. Robert Mugabe:

    She is not the power behind my throne, she came to me and said, 'Women want me to lead them' and I said. 'It's up to you.' But because of the dynamism with which she came out, it started giving people ideas with some saying she is now the power behind the party, she is now running what the president is doing. But we have a machinery of the party, we discuss.

  4. Paul Reville:

    In this situation, we don't simply want to frantically struggle to restore the status quo because the status quo wasn't operating at an effective level and certainly wasn't serving all of our children fairly.

  5. Katy Perry:

    I really think, like everybody has their opinions on these shows and there is a multitude of them, but I don’t want to be like super shady, but you can name 10 people -- at least -- that have come off ‘American Idol’… that have legitimate careers, that put out music, that have changed their journey, their destiny, affected people’s lives.


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