Yearn /yərn / verb

Definition: To yearn is to have a strong feeling of longing for something. It can be used to describe a feeling of tenderness, attraction or emotional tugging. 

Etymology: The Old English root of the word yearn is georn, which means eager. The first known use of the word yearn was before the 12th century. In the Latin language, the word yearn is spelled anhelare.

In a Sentence

She was tired of city life and yearned for a quiet and peaceful place.

The little boy yearned for his teddy bear.

I yearn for a chocolate bar.


Crave, Ache, Covet, Hunger


Dislike, Hate, Despise