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Correct spelling:
To be filled with longing desire; to be harassed or rendered uneasy with longing, or feeling the want of a thing; to strain with emotions of affection or tenderness; to long; to be eager.


chafe, droop, fret, grieve, mourn, try, thirst for, wish for, aspire to, be ardent, be desirous of, be eager for, be fervent, be passionate, hanker after, have a yen for, hunger for, long for.
ache, hanker, languish, long, pine, yen.
desire, pursue, seek, strive, struggle, try, wish, yearn, be ambitious, be eager.
blaze, boil, bristle, eat up, fume, rage, seethe, simmer, smoulder, tingle, breathe fire, be angry, be aroused, be inflamed, be stirred up.
crave, fancy, grasp, hanker, hunger, itch, long, lust, need, pine, thirst, welcome.
begrudge, covet, envy, grudge, resent, object to, be envious, die over, eat one's heart out, have hard feelings, turn green.
hanker after/hanker for
sigh, yen, partial to.
anticipate, aspire, assume, await, believe, contemplate, desire, expect, hope, intend, presume, rely, trust, want, wish, dream of.
burn, pant, be impatient.
brood, conk out, decline, despond, deteriorate, dwindle, ebb, fade, fag, fag out, fail, faint, fizzle out, flag, go to pieces, grieve, repine, rot, sicken, snivel, sorrow, suffer, tucker, waste, weaken, wilt, wither, knock out, waste away, be disregarded, be neglected, die on vine, go soft.
aim, aspire, miss, suspire, dream of, spoil for.
need, hunger for, be consumed with desire, be hot for.
ache, chafe, covet, crave, dream, hanker, hunger, itch, languish, long, lust, pine, thirst, want, wish for, be desirous of, be eager for, be passionate, have a yen for, have a crush on, set one's heart on.
Examples of usage:
  1. Neither the master nor mate have seen salt water for many a day, but I know their hearts yearn for the wide ocean and tall ships a- sailing; for all the beauties of all the rivers in the world pale beside the tower of white canvas above you, and the surge and send of a ship across the wide sea. – From Edinburgh to India & Burmah by William G. Burn Murdoch
  2. But sometimes I do yearn for a word of praise for it; and that word never comes. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  3. My mother is fool enough to yearn for one more sight of your false face; you will come with me and see her. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  4. I yearn to hold you fast, My Dream, but then comes waking; The silver moment past, And then- the sad leave- taking! – The Piper and the Reed by Robert Norwood
  5. But why do we yearn for the personal, bodily meeting when the spiritual meeting is so pleasant? – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus