crave (craves, present participle craving; past and past participle craved)
- (ambitransitive) To desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.
- to crave for peaceto crave after wealthto crave drugs
- His path is one that eminently craves weary walking.
- (transitive) To ask for earnestly; to beg; to claim.
- I humbly crave your indulgence to read this letter until the end.
- circa 1596-97 William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act IV scene i:
- My deeds upon my head! I crave the law,
- The penalty and forfeit of my bond.
- circa 1603-04 William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act II scene ii:
- I crave your honour's pardon.
crave (plural craves)
- (law, Scottish) A formal application to a court to make a particular order.
- French: souhaiter, désirer
- German: sehnen
- Italian: desiderare
- Portuguese: ansiar
- Russian: жажда́ть
- Spanish: anhelar, ansiar
- French: implorer
- Spanish: implorar