Definition of Yearn in English :

Define Yearn in English

Yearn meaning in English

Meaning of Yearn in English

Pronunciation of Yearn in English

Yearn pronunciation in English

Pronounce Yearn in English


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1. hanker, long, yearn

desire strongly or persistently

2. ache, languish, pine, yearn, yen

have a desire for something or someone who is not present

Example Sentences:
'She ached for a cigarette'
'I am pining for my lover'

3. yearn

have affection for; feel tenderness for

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (intransitive)
1. (usually foll by for or after or an infinitive)
to have an intense desire or longing (for); pine (for)
to feel tenderness or affection

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verb intransitive
to be filled with longing or desire
to feel tenderness or sympathy

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intr.v. yearned, yearn·ing, yearns
1. To have a strong, often sad longing: yearn for a better life; yearn to see an old friend.
2. To feel deep pity, sympathy, or tenderness: yearned over the child's fate.

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