yearn
1. [ verb ] desire strongly or persistently
Synonyms: long hanker
Related terms: desire
2. [ verb ] desire strongly or persistently
Synonyms: long ache hanker languish pine yen
Related terms: desire miss ache die longing hankering longer
3. [ verb ] have a desire for something or someone who is not present
Synonyms: ache yen pine languish
Examples:

"She ached for a cigarette" "I am pining for my lover"

Related terms: long die longing pining
4. [ verb ] have affection for; feel tenderness for
Related terms: care_for
Similar spelling:   Yerian
  yarn