Which synonym can I use for the word "desired" in this context?

The monitoring component is the visible interface which the consumers interact with to visualize the desired route location.

  • I suggest "required, necessary ".
    – V.V.
    Dec 14, 2015 at 19:42
  • I voted to reopen this question because I don't think the synonyms of desire given by a dictionary (want, wish for, long for, yearn for, crave, hanker after, be desperate for, be bent on, covet, aspire to; fancy) even in their past participle forms would fit the OP's sentence. Dec 14, 2015 at 21:32
  • @DamkerngT. You're looking at desire synonyms instead of desired. collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-thesaurus/desired However, I think this is a mistake that a learner could easily make so I'll vote to reopen. I would like to see a little more explanation in the question of why choosing a synonym is difficult/wanted, but I think newer users should be cut some slack.
    – ColleenV
    Dec 15, 2015 at 0:49

1 Answer 1


This is not a synonym per se, in my opinion, but if I understand your intended meaning correctly, you could use this word:

optimal (or optimum)
best or most suitable within a range of possibilities

Other possible words came to mind are ideal, suitable, favorable, or simply best.

Another note: I think your sentence would sound better without the word location, and I would use user interface rather than visible interface, and maybe users instead of consumers. Thus,

The monitoring component is the user interface which the users interact with to visualize the optimal routes.

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