wish

Definitions of wish
  1. noun
    an expression of some desire or inclination
    “I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave”
    synonyms: indirect request
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    type of:
    asking, request
    the verbal act of requesting
  2. noun
    (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
    “my best wishes
    synonyms: compliments, regard
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    type of:
    greeting, salutation
    (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
  3. verb
    hope for; have a wish
    “I wish I could go home now”
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    types:
    desire, hope, trust
    expect and wish
    type of:
    desire, want
    feel or have a desire for; want strongly
  4. verb
    make or express a wish
    “I wish that Christmas were over”
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    type of:
    express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize
    articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
  5. verb
    invoke upon
    wish you a nice evening”
    synonyms: bid
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    types:
    congratulate, felicitate
    express congratulations
    type of:
    greet, recognise, recognize
    express greetings upon meeting someone
  6. verb
    feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
    synonyms: wish well
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    Antonyms:
    begrudge, resent
    wish ill or allow unwillingly
    type of:
    desire, want
    feel or have a desire for; want strongly
  7. noun
    a specific feeling of desire
    “he got his wish
    “he was above all wishing and desire”
    synonyms: want, wishing
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    types:
    velleity
    a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain
    type of:
    desire
    the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
  8. noun
    the particular preference that you have
    “it was his last wish
    “they should respect the wishes of the people”
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    type of:
    druthers, preference
    the right or chance to choose
  9. verb
    order politely; express a wish for
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    type of:
    order
    make a request for something
  10. verb
    prefer or wish to do something
    synonyms: care, like
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    types:
    please
    be the will of or have the will (to)
    type of:
    desire, want
    feel or have a desire for; want strongly
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