Synonyms for Want:

n.

shortfall. have your heart set on (doing) something, pant, hone, lust after, ache, look for. arouse, hot, randy, frisky, owned, on the pull, excited, excite. please, like, will, order up, choose, entreat, insist, implore, ask for, call away, send for. belong to, due, undeserved, deserving, rate, well-earned, deserved, deserve. (do you) understand?, shoot, someone would be well advised to do something, go for it, be to do something, don't hesitate to do something, I wish, go on, come-on. depend on, could do with something, cry out for, claim, rely on. wants, the goods, wish list, all someone wants, someone's heart's desire, the Holy Grail, man cannot live by bread alone. absence (noun)
abstraction, absence, lack, void, omission, vacancy, truancy, vacuity, nonexistence, emptiness.
desire (noun)
demand, wish, craving, hunger, thirst, fancy, need.
lack (noun)
shortfall.
lack, need (noun)
impoverishment, pauperism, destitution, paucity, dearth, deficiency, famine, privation, shortage, penury, poverty, poorness, insufficiency, absence, indigence, default.
necessary (noun)
necessary, compulsory, without fail, of necessity, indispensable, obligatory, vital, basic, at all costs.
need (noun)
shortage.
poverty (noun)
indigence, penury, destitution, hardship, poorness, privation, distress, pauperism, bankruptcy, impoverishment, paucity, homelessness, tenuity, embarrassment, poverty, famine, asceticism, dearth, Beggarliness, pennilessness, insolvency, insufficiency, mendicancy.
request (noun)
petition, question, inquiry, query, bid, entreaty, invitation, summons, urge, request, solicitation, requisition, probe, appeal, plea, demand.
want (noun)
need, desire, wishing, require, lack, privation, wish, deprivation, deficiency.

v.

desire (verb)
hanker, welcome, itch, thirst, grasp, require, long, aspire, ache, yearn, hunger, pine, need, lust, covet, fancy, crave, choose.
hope (verb)
desire, presume, believe, intend, aspire, await, contemplate, yearn, dream of, rely, wish, trust, hope, anticipate, expect, assume.
hunger (verb)
crave, thirst, covet, hunger, need, desire, lust.
lack (verb)
miss, default, require.
lack, need (verb)
miss.
request (verb)
summon, solicit, invite, seek, inquire, plead.

Other synonyms:

entreat, cry out for, insist, order up, randy, will, shortfall, call away, look for, implore. choose, send for, ask for, arouse, frisky. excited, ache. like, excite, pant, please. depend on. come-on. shoot. hot, claim. go on. call for
ask for.
deprivation
deprivation.
desire
hanker.
long
dream of.
Other relevant words:
shoot, indispensable, vital, deficiency, deprivation, look for, necessary, lust after, insist, wishing, claim, excited, like, shortage, craving, ache, please, arouse, will, basic, cry out for, hone, hot, excite, choose, pant, shortfall.

Usage examples for want

  1. Who is it you want – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  2. You mean- that they did not- want me? – Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter
  3. I don't want to be told. – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott