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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to wish vehemently)
a. to long
Anhelo regresar al país en donde nací.I long to return to the country where I was born.
La pequeña niña había vivido toda su vida en un lugar remoto del interior del país, y anhelaba ver el mar.The little girl had lived all of her life in a remote part of the country's interior, and she longed to see the sea.
b. to long for
Cristina anhelaba al amor que dejó atrás.Cristina longed for the love she left behind.
c. to yearn
Susana anhela volver a reunirse con su familia.Susana yearns to be reunited with her family.
d. to yearn for
Desde pequeño, siempre ha anhelado la fama y el dinero.Ever since he can remember, he's yearned for fame and money.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to long o wish for
anhelar hacer algoto long to do something
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transitive verb
to long for; yearn for
anhelar hacer algo to be eager to do sth; long to do sth
intransitive verb
(Med) to gasp; pant
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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