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wish

wish

 
 
pronunciation:
wIsh
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wished, wishes, wishing
definition 1: to long for; desire; want.
She wished her husband's safe return.He had long wished to visit India and Nepal.I wish that he would tell me what's bothering him.He wished that he had a brother or a sister.
synonyms:
desire, long for, want
similar words:
covet, crave, desiderate, will, will, yearn for
definition 2: to express wishes to or for.
I wish you well.We wish you good luck with your endeavors.
similar words:
bid, will
definition 3: (formal) to request or demand.
I wish an immediate apology.I wish to see the manager!
synonyms:
demand, desire, request
similar words:
ask, ask for, command, crave, entreat, expect, implore, want
definition 4: to bid.
As he stepped out the door, he wished us good day.
synonyms:
bid
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to desire; want (sometimes fol. by "for").
She wished for a better future for her children.You may sit here if you wish.
synonyms:
want
similar words:
aspire, burn, care, crave, hanker, hope, hunger, itch, like, long, pine, please, thirst, will, yearn
definition 2: to express or make a wish.
Have you ever wished on a star?
similar words:
appeal, ask, beg, beseech, command, demand, entreat, plead
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a desire or longing for something.
synonyms:
desire, hope, longing
similar words:
ambition, appetite, aspiration, craving, fancy, hunger, inclination, itch, mind, passion, thirst, whim, will, yearning, yen
definition 2: an expression of a desire or wish.
synonyms:
desire
similar words:
appeal, command, demand, entreaty, plea, pleasure, request, will
definition 3: a thing wished for or desired.
My wish is a better paying job.
synonyms:
desire, want
similar words:
ambition, demand, desideratum, expectation, fancy, hope, inclination, passion, preference, request, requirement