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Want

The absence or deficiency of what is needed or desired.

Want of jurisdiction, for example, is a lack of authority to exercise in a particular manner a power possessed by a tribunal or board.

want

noun absence, conatus, dearth, default, defect, deficiency, deficit, desideratum, desire, destitution, exigency, impoverishment, insufficiency, lack, meagerness, necessitude, necessity, need, neediness, paucity, pauperism, pennilessness, privation, request, requirement, requisition, scarcity, shortness, shortage
Associated concepts: want of capacity, want of consideraaion, want of jurisdiction, want of knowledge

want

verb be deficient in, be desirous, be destitute of, be found wanting, be without, covet, crave, desiderate, desire, fancy, feel the lack of, have occasion for, hope for, lack, like, long for, miss, need, request, require, stand in need of, will, wish
See also: absence, conatus, dearth, deficiency, demand, desideratum, desire, exigency, failure, foible, indigence, lack, market, need, omission, paucity, poverty, privation, request, require, requirement, requisition, will
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Success comes from demonstrating to yourself that you make choices that lead to your big wants.
The tenant in common who wants the cash has a couple of options.
It's not uncommon to assume--mistakenly--that everybody wants to feel empowered and to influence his or her areas of responsibility.
So it wasn't unprecedented that artists should want to do something dynamic and large scale and impressive.
Or the dude who fell for your happy-go-lucky ways but now wants you to spend 24/7 by his side playing Robotech: BattleCry.
What the other person probably wants or needs: From our previous interactions, it is pretty clear that Pamela wants to have her views validated and her authority accepted.
The shopkeepers should be glad about this behavior because, as the children gaze through the windows at the well-stocked shelves within, they are learning to want, learning to ache for things supplied by others and of which there can never be enough.
The key one I want to focus on at the moment is 15 percent per annum on average earnings per share growth, and we've done that since we were de-merged.
Because we have capabilities we've developed within our steel mills that give us a competitive advantage, we want to make sure these capabilities don't inadvertently find their way to our competitors.
We didn't want to order furniture, for example, until our residents had actually had a chance to evaluate it for ease of sitting, drawer function and the like.
they want to know more and more about a wider array of topics, and they want to know it in a hurry.
Police want to talk to him about a break-in on Brindley Close, Bootle, on November 29.