1. covet

verb. ['ˈkʌvət'] wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person).


  • salivate
  • begrudge
  • drool


  • look down on
  • wish


  • coveiten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • covoiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Covet

  • govett

How do you pronounce covet?

Pronounce covet as ˈkəvət.

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Sentences with covet

1. Verb, base form
Even if a person lives a life of poverty, he should not covet the wealth of his neighbor.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Running down the length of the hair, these hair straighteners produce the stick straight appeal many covet.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Located at the very tip of the tenderloin is a pointed tip that butchers and diners covet.

Quotes about covet

1. All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself.
- Jesus Christ

2. A girl can still admire, can’t she? Even those who can’t afford to go in the store can still window-shop. Right? Knowing he wasn’t for me didn’t mean I couldn’t covet the merchandise.
- Colleen Houck, Tiger's Curse

3. It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles