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CRAVE, verb transitive

1. To ask with earnestness or importunity; to beseech; to implore; to ask with submission or humility, as a dependent; to beg; to entreat.

As for my nobler friends, I crave their pardons.

Joseph--went in boldly to Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. Mark 15:43.

2. To call for, as a gratification; to long for; to require or demand, as a passion or appetite; as, the stomach or appetite craves food.

3. Sometimes intransitively, with for before the thing sought; as, I crave for mercy.