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  1. wish
    IPA[wiSH]
  2. verb

    • 1. feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that is not easily attainable; want something that cannot or probably will not happen:

      we wished for peace he wished that he had practiced the routines
      Synonym : desire, want, hope for, long for, yearn for, crave, hunger for, thirst for, lust after, covet, sigh for, pine for, dream of, aspire to, set one's heart on, have as one's goal/aim, seek, be bent on, fancy, hanker after, have a yen for, itch for, be desirous of, desiderate
    • 2. silently invoke a hope or desire, especially in a ritualized way:

      I closed my eyes and wished
    • 3. feel or express a desire to do something:

      they wish to become involved
      Synonym : want, desire, have an inclination, feel/be inclined, feel like, care, choose, please, think fit
    • 4. ask (someone) to do something or that (something) be done:

      I wish it to be clearly understood
    • 5. express a desire for (the success or good fortune) of (someone):

      they wish her every success
      Synonym : bid
    • 6. hope that something unpleasant will happen to:

      I would not wish it on the vilest soul

    noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: wish, plural noun: wishes

    • v.: verb: wish, 3rd person present: wishes, gerund or present participle: wishing, past tense: wished, past participle: wished

    • verb

      feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that cannot or probably will not happen:

      express a hope that (someone) enjoys (happiness or success):

    • noun

      a desire or hope for something to happen:

      an expression of a desire, typically in the form of a request or instruction:

    • noun

      a weak or watery drink:

      insipid or excessively sentimental talk or writing:

    • noun

      the satisfying of unconscious desires in dreams or fantasies:
    • noun

      a desire for someone's death, especially an unconscious desire for one's own death.
    • noun

      a list of desired things or occurrences:
    • noun

      a mail-order catalog.
    • noun

      a weak or watery drink:

      insipid or excessively sentimental talk or writing:

    • noun

      the satisfying of unconscious desires in dreams or fantasies:
    • noun

      an unconscious desire for one's own death.
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