Definition of


  1. (verb, communication) plead or ask for earnestly
  2. (verb, consumption) have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

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Synonyms of Crave

hunger, lust, starve, thirst

Alternate forms of Crave

Derivations: craving

Hypernyms: beg, desire, implore, pray, want

Origin of the word Crave

  1. O.E. crafian "demand by right," from N.Gmc. *krabojan, perhaps related to craft. Current sense "to long for" is c.1400, probably through intermediate meaning "to ask very earnestly" (c.1300). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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