Synonyms of 'hanker after'
I hankered after a floor-length suede coat.
He was bored and desired change in his life.
My husband really wants a new car.
There may be certain times of day when smokers crave a cigarette.
She coveted his job so openly that conversations between them were tense.
They wished for a son or daughter to carry on the family business.
pine for, ,
eat your heart out,
yen for (informal),
set your heart on,
hunger for or after,
thirst for or after
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in the sense of covet
to long to possess (something belonging to another person)She coveted his job so openly that conversations between them were tense.
in the sense of crave
to desire intenselyThere may be certain times of day when smokers crave a cigarette.
in the sense of want
to feel a need or longing forMy husband really wants a new car.
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