To yearn is defined as to want something strongly.(verb)
An example of yearn is to really want to be with someone you can’t ever be with.
See yearn in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME yernen < OE gyrnan < georn, eager, akin to Ger gern, gladly: see hortatory
See yearn in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb yearned, yearn·ing, yearns
Origin: Middle English yernen
Origin: , from Old English geornan, giernan; see gher-2 in Indo-European roots.
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