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Synonyms for wish
wɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wish, wishing, want(noun)

    a specific feeling of desire

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

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    want, compliments, regard, wishing, indirect request

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    begrudge, resent

  4. wish(verb)

    the particular preference that you have

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

    Synonyms:
    want, compliments, regard, wishing, indirect request

    Antonyms:
    resent, begrudge

  5. wish(verb)

    hope for; have a wish

    "I wish I could go home now"

    Synonyms:
    care, wish well, bid, like

    Antonyms:
    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?"

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

    Antonyms:
    begrudge, resent

  7. wish(verb)

    make or express a wish

    "I wish that Christmas were over"

    Synonyms:
    care, wish well, bid, like

    Antonyms:
    begrudge, resent

  8. wish, wish well(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    care, wish well, bid, like

    Antonyms:
    begrudge, resent

  9. wish(verb)

    order politely; express a wish for

    Synonyms:
    care, wish well, bid, like

    Antonyms:
    begrudge, resent

  10. wish, bid(verb)

    invoke upon

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

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

    Antonyms:
    begrudge, resent

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.

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

    Preposition:
    The desire of fame; a desire for excellence.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wish(v)

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wish(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    desire, long, hanker, list

  2. wish(v. a.)

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

  3. wish(n.)

    Synonyms:
    desire, mind, longing, hankering, liking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wish(n)

    Synonyms:
    desire, longing, aspiration, hankering

  2. wish(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    desire, want, hope, vow, like, aspiration, willingness, aspirations, intention, will

How to pronounce wish?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say wish in sign language?

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#229574neediness
#265443adjure

How to use wish in a sentence?

  1. Annie Carlson:

    They can go into the barn if they wish, they're snuggled in, warm and toasty.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Note: Any vision or aspiration without a plan or an action to actualize it is nothing else but a mere wish. And mind you, if wishes were horses, beggars would ride ~Emeasoba George

  3. Kelly Thomas-Cutshaw:

    I can mostly afford to live, so that's nice, it been a ridiculous and frustrating experience. I don't wish this on other people.

  4. Le Maire:

    I can confirm the next CEO has not yet been chosen. The only indication I can give you is that I wish it is a professional of the car industry because amid the radical transformation of the sector, one needs professionals.

  5. Julie Bishop:

    It is Australia's position that should the United Nations Security Council wish to investigate this matter, then that would be the proper legal process for it to do so.


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