Synonyms for Wanted:


cherished (adjective)
treasured, loved.
desired (adjective)
necessary, asked for, requested, needed.
essential (adjective)
fugitive (adjective)
on the lam.
requested (adjective)
Summoned, Petitioned, solicited, desired, Questioned, Demanded, requisitioned, Queried, requested, sought.
urgent (adjective)


desirable, favored, top, to die for, pet, dear. on the wrong side of something, on the run, on the lam. needed (noun)
in demand, in need of, asked for, necessary.
wanted (noun)
craved, invited, loved, cherished, treasured, wished-for, hot, yearned-for, sought, precious, longed-for, desired, sought-after.


desired (verb)
craved, welcomed, Hungered, coveted, Pined, Thirsted, needed, grasped, Longed, Itched, Hankered, fancied, Lusted.
hoped (verb)
anticipated, trusted, presumed, Relied, Contemplated, dreamed of, Aspired, Hoped, expected, dreamt of, awaited, Yearned, assumed, Believed, Wished, intended, desired.
hungered (verb)
craved, Lusted, Thirsted, Hungered, desired, needed, coveted.
lacked (verb)
missed, Lacked, Defaulted, required.
requested (verb)
bid, Demanded, Bidden, Queried, Probed, Summoned, Inquired, Pleaded, sought, requisitioned, requested, Urged, invited, Petitioned, Questioned, Appealed, solicited.

Other synonyms:

favored, desirable. pet, dear. top. essential
Other relevant words:
desirable, in need of, in demand, longed-for, top, precious, yearned-for, cherished, treasured, necessary, sought-after, hot, loved, wished-for.

Usage examples for wanted

  1. It was what we wanted to know! – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  2. We are not wanted here. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  3. " We wanted you to take care of us," said Norah. – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce