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Verb: yearn  yurn
  1. Desire strongly or persistently
    - hanker, long, pant
     
  2. Have a desire for something or someone who is not present
    "She yearned for a cigarette";
    - ache, yen, pine, languish
     
  3. Have affection for; feel tenderness for

Derived forms: yearning, yearned, yearns

Type of: care for, cherish, desire, hold dear, treasure, want