meet, satisfy

Society can't satisfy all human wants.

for want of

Refugees are dying for want of proper health care.

in want

Thousands of children are living in want.

badly, desperately, really
just, only, simply

I just want you to be happy.

genuinely, truly

If you truly want to help, just do as I say.


Thanks for the present—it's just what I've always wanted.

all you want

All I want is the truth.

exactly what you want, just what you want
Want is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑consumer, ↑side, ↑voter
Want is used with these nouns as the object: ↑access, ↑adventure, ↑affection, ↑answer, ↑apology, ↑assurance, ↑attention, ↑autograph, ↑autonomy, ↑baby, ↑break, ↑clarification, ↑company, ↑custody, ↑cut, ↑divorce, ↑drink, ↑equality, ↑explanation, ↑fight, ↑forgiveness, ↑freedom, ↑fun, ↑guarantee, ↑guidance, ↑hand, ↑help, ↑job, ↑justice, ↑kid, ↑liberation, ↑opinion, ↑promotion, ↑proof, ↑protection, ↑reassurance, ↑resolution, ↑respect, ↑return, ↑revenge, ↑ride, ↑sympathy, ↑trouble, ↑vengeance, ↑visitor, ↑volunteer, ↑wee

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