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Main Entry: yearn
Function: verb 1: to desire eagerly 2: to feel tenderness or sympathy - yearnˇernoun synonymsYEARN, LONG, PINE mean to desire something very much. YEARN suggests an eager desire along with restless, painful feelings <yearning to go home>. LONG suggests wanting something with one's whole heart and often striving to get it as well <longing to succeed as a writer>. PINE suggests that one grows weak while continuing to want something that one will never have <pining away for an absent friend>.