desire-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: strongly want or wish for

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[experiencer] DESIRE NP2[theme] NP1[experiencer] DESIRE NP2 to [predicate]

Whats-his-name desired a ham sandwich.
An advanced degree (MS, PhD) in relevant field is desired.
If desired, a recommended caulk can be used to fill the gap for appearance.
He desired her to divert herself in his absence, to send for her friends and acquaintances.
Amalickiah desired him to come down with his army.

VerbNet: want-32.1, want-32.1-1-1
FrameNet: Experiencer_subj,Desiring
PropBank: desire.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: have a strong sexual attraction to

She always wanted him to tell her how beautiful she was and how much he desired her.
Katie, Is it wrong to desire you?
Here are the top 27 Valentine's Day tips to make your man desire you more.

VerbNet: want-32.1
FrameNet: Experiencer_subj,Desiring
PropBank: desire.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: formally express a request

NOTE: Rather rare usage Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DESIRE NP2 to [predicate]

I desire you to accept my acknowledgments for your laudable endeavours
to render men sober, honest, and good citizens. (George Washington)
Therefore I desire you to grant this petition.
As the pass through the Blue Ridge may be disputed by two columns,
he desires you to approach it with great caution.
He again called up to look into his waistcoat pocket; she did, it was not there;
she told him so, and he desired her to look into his jacket pocket.
He desired her to read the label, which she accordingly did.

VerbNet: want-32.1-1-1
FrameNet: Desiring
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3