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wish

wish

 
 
pronunciation:
wIsh
parts of speech:
noun, verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a desire or hope for something that may or may not be obtained.
My grandmother's wish is that everyone will come to her house for Thanksgiving.When I was little, I made a wish to be able to fly. I'm still sad that it didn't come true!
synonyms:
desire, hope, longing
similar words:
ambition, appetite, aspiration, fancy, hunger, inclination, itch, mind, passion, pleasure, thirst, whim, will, yen
definition 2: a thing wished for or desired.
He got his wish.
synonyms:
desire
similar words:
ambition, demand, expectation, fancy, hope, inclination, passion, preference, request, requirement
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: wished, wishes, wishing
definition 1: to long for; desire; want.
I wish that he would come home soon.
synonyms:
desire, long for, want
similar words:
covet, crave, will
definition 2: to express wishes to or for.
I wish you good luck.
similar words:
bid
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to desire; want.
We can have dinner earlier tonight, if you wish.
synonyms:
want
similar words:
aspire, burn, care, crave, hanker, hope, hunger, itch, like, long, please, thirst, will
definition 2: to express or make a wish.
He closed his eyes and wished for his father to be able to come home for his birthday.
similar words:
appeal, ask, beg, beseech, command, demand, entreat, plead