►to have an earnest or strong desire; long:
--She yearned to visit the village where she was born.
--He yearned after letters from home.
--The slaves yearned for freedom.
►to feel tenderness; be moved or attracted:
--They yearned over their delicate child.
√ Verb Infinitive: to yearn
√ Third person singular: yearns
√ Simple past: yearned
√ Past participle: yearned
√ Present participle: yearning
Related forms (noun): yearner
√ long for
√ wish for
√ hope for
√ pine for