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hope

hope

 
 
pronunciation:
hop
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a feeling or chance that something will happen the way one wants it to.
I have hope that she will get well.Is there any hope you will get home before the sun sets?
synonyms:
anticipation
antonyms:
despair
similar words:
aspiration, assurance, confidence, expectation, faith
definition 2: a wish for something that one thinks could come true; desire.
It is my hope to play on the high school baseball team someday.
synonyms:
desire, wish
similar words:
ambition, aspiration, dream, longing, mind, yen
definition 3: a thing or a person that will help one get what is wished or desired.
This batter is our last hope.
similar words:
ambition, desire, dream, expectation, possibility, promise, prospect
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: hoped, hopes, hoping
definition 1: to wish for (something) believing that it might be true or that it might happen.
I hope that your mother isn't very sick.She hopes she'll get a good score on the test.I hope we can visit again soon.
synonyms:
anticipate, count on, trust
similar words:
believe, expect, foresee, reckon, suppose, wish
definition 2: to want events to turn out well.
We don't know if they can come or not, but we're still hoping.
similar words:
dream, wish
hope or wish?
Hope means to want something that is possible. Wish means to want something that is probably not possible.
Compare:
  • I hope I pass the test.
  • I wish I were ten years younger.
Word Builder: hope +
  • hopeful:
    showing or feeling hope.
  • hopeless:
    showing or feeling no hope.
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