wish

Primary Meanings of wish

1.
nv
an expression of some desire or inclination
hope for; have a wish
2.
nv
a specific feeling of desire
order politely; express a wish for
Full Definitions of wish
1

n an expression of some desire or inclination

“I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave”
Synonyms:
indirect request
Type of:
asking, request
the verbal act of requesting

n (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare

“my best wishes
Synonyms:
compliments, regard
Type of:
greeting, salutation
(usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

v hope for; have a wish

“I wish I could go home now”
Types:
desire, hope, trust
expect and wish
Type of:
desire, want
feel or have a desire for; want strongly

v make or express a wish

“I wish that Christmas were over”
Type of:
express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize
articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

v invoke upon

wish you a nice evening”
Synonyms:
bid
Types:
congratulate, felicitate
express congratulations
Type of:
greet, recognise, recognize
express greetings upon meeting someone

v feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of

Synonyms:
wish well
Antonyms:
begrudge, resent
wish ill or allow unwillingly
Type of:
desire, want
feel or have a desire for; want strongly
2

n a specific feeling of desire

“he got his wish
“he was above all wishing and desire”
Synonyms:
want, wishing
Types:
velleity
a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain
Type of:
desire
the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

n the particular preference that you have

“it was his last wish
“they should respect the wishes of the people”
Type of:
druthers, preference
the right or chance to choose

v order politely; express a wish for

Type of:
order
make a request for something

v prefer or wish to do something

Synonyms:
care, like
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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