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 for crave
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crave \Crave\ (kr[=a]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Craved
     (kr[=a]vd); p pr. & vb. n. Craving.] [AS. crafian; akin to
     Icel. krefja, Sw. kr[aum]fva, Dan. kr[ae]ve.]
     1. To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with
        submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to
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              I crave your honor's pardon.          --Shak.
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              Joseph . . . went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved
              the body of Jesus.                    --Mark xv. 43.
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     2. To call for, as a gratification; to long for; hence, to
        require or demand; as, the stomach craves food.
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              His path is one that eminently craves weary walking.
     Syn: To ask; seek; beg; beseech; implore; entreat; solicit;
          request; supplicate; adjure.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crave \Crave\, v. i.
     To desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing; as, a
     craving appetite.
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           Once one may crave for love.             --Suckling.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: have a craving, appetite, or great desire for [syn:
           crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust]
      2: plead or ask for earnestly

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "crave":
     ache, adjure, appeal, appeal to, apply for, ask, ask for,
     aspire after, beg, beg leave, beseech, bespeak, brace, call for,
     call for help, call on, call upon, choose, clamor for, conjure,
     covet, crave after, crawl after, cry for, cry on, cry to, demand,
     desiderate, desire, dream, entreat, file for, hanker, hanker after,
     hunger, hunger after, impetrate, implore, importune, imprecate,
     indent, invoke, kneel to, lust, lust after, make a request,
     make a requisition, make application, necessitate, obtest, order,
     pant after, pine, plead, plead for, pray, put in for, request,
     require, requisition, run mad after, run to, sigh, supplicate,
     take, thirst, thirst after, want, whistle for, wish

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