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Synonyms for wish

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wish

    Inclination is the mildest of these terms; it is a quiet, or even a vague or unconscious, tendency. Even when we speak of a strong or decided inclination we do not express the intensity of desire. Desire has a wide range, from the highest objects to the lowest; desire is for an object near at hand, or near in thought, and viewed as attainable; a wish may be for what is remote or uncertain, or even for what is recognized as impossible. Craving is stronger than hankering; hankering may be the result of a fitful and capricious appetite; craving may be the imperious and reasonable demand of the whole nature. Longing is a reaching out with deep and persistent demand for that which is viewed as now distant but at some time attainable; as, the captive's longing for release. Coveting ordinarily denotes wrong desire for that which is another's. Compare APPETITE.

    See synonyms for ANTIPATHY.

    appetency, appetite, aspiration, concupiscence, coveting, craving, desire, hankering, inclination, longing, proclivity, propensity

    The desire of fame; a desire for excellence.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wish(v)

    desire, long for, yearn, hanker, covet, crave

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wish, wishing, want(noun)

    a specific feeling of desire

    "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"

    indirect request, neediness, need, deprivation, wishing, want, regard, privation, lack, deficiency, compliments

    resent, begrudge

  2. wish, indirect request(noun)

    an expression of some desire or inclination

    "I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave"; "his crying was an indirect request for attention"

    want, compliments, regard, wishing, indirect request

    begrudge, resent

  3. regard, wish, compliments(noun)

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

    "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes"

    indirect request, paying attention, esteem, wishing, want, respect, attentiveness, gaze, heed, compliments, regard

    begrudge, resent

  4. wish(verb)

    the particular preference that you have

    "it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people"

    want, compliments, regard, wishing, indirect request

    resent, begrudge

  5. wish(verb)

    hope for; have a wish

    "I wish I could go home now"

    care, wish well, bid, like

    begrudge, resent

  6. wish, care, like(verb)

    prefer or wish to do something

    "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"

    bid, wish well, like, care, give care, handle, manage, worry, deal

    begrudge, resent

  7. wish(verb)

    make or express a wish

    "I wish that Christmas were over"

    care, wish well, bid, like

    begrudge, resent

  8. wish, wish well(verb)

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

    care, wish well, bid, like

    begrudge, resent

  9. wish(verb)

    order politely; express a wish for

    care, wish well, bid, like

    begrudge, resent

  10. wish, bid(verb)

    invoke upon

    "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"

    tender, bid, wish well, invite, like, care, entreat, conjure, beseech, offer, press, call, adjure

    begrudge, resent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wish(v. n.)

    desire, long, hanker, list

  2. wish(v. a.)

    desire, long for, hanker after, set one's heart upon

  3. wish(n.)

    desire, mind, longing, hankering, liking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wish(n)

    desire, longing, aspiration, hankering

  2. wish(v)

    desire, aspire, invoke, imprecate, congratulate, felicitate (wish happiness to)

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How to use wish in a sentence?

  1. Margot Frank:

    Sometimes I wish the end would come... whatever it is

  2. Mawuli Klu:

    Yes, it's factual to recognize that XR, from a certain point, is not diverse enough, but there needs to be recognition of the work those of us from non-white communities are now doing within XR, we would all wish to see more diversity in XR. But it's important to understand that, like every organization, XR has specific origins.

  3. Gustave Flaubert, "Madame Bovary":

    Human speech is a cracked cauldron on which we knock out tunes for dancing bears, when we wish to conjure pity from the stars.

  4. Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

    The way it was, was right, the way it is, is wrong. I wish I could wave a magic wand and have it go back the way it was.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Anyone who wish to become a genius must seek for the process and not the final product. Forget about the shortcuts and take the longest road. The future and all the prizes shall be yours!

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