v. cov·et·ed, cov·et·ing, cov·ets
1. To feel strong or immoderate desire for (that which is another's).
2. To wish for (something) longingly. See Synonyms at desire.
To covet that which is another's.
[Middle English coveiten, from Old French coveitier, from covitie, desire, from Latin cupiditās, from cupidus, desirous, from cupere, to desire.]
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