crave

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 implore. [1913 Webster] I crave your honor's pardon. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Joseph . . . went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. --Mark xv. 43. [1913 Webster] 2. To call for, as a gratification; to long for; hence, to require or demand; as, the stomach craves food. [1913 Webster] His path is one that eminently craves weary walking. --Edmund Gurney. Syn: To ask; seek; beg; beseech; implore; entreat; solicit; request; supplicate; adjure. [1913 Webster]