desired salary meaning, desired salary definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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desire  

  ( desires    plural & 3rd person present)   ( desiring    present participle)   ( desired    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A desire is a strong wish to do or have something.  
oft N to-inf, N for n  
I had a strong desire to help and care for people..., They seem to have lost their desire for life.     
2       verb   If you desire something, you want it.  
FORMAL   no cont  
She had remarried and desired a child with her new husband...      V n  
But Fred was bored and desired to go home...      V to-inf  
  desired      adj   ADJ n  
You may find that just threatening this course of action will produce the desired effect...     
3       n-uncount   Desire for someone is a strong feeling of wanting to have sex with them.  
Teenage sex, for instance, may come not out of genuine desire but from a need to get love.     
4    If you say that something leaves a lot to be desired, you mean that it is not as good as it should be.  
sth leaves a lot/much/a great deal to be desired      phrase   V inflects     (disapproval)    The selection of TV programmes, especially at the weekend, leaves a lot to be desired...     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
salary increase
n.
right granted to a general assembly to give an opinion on the salaries and bonuses of top managers
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