Definitions of wish

  1. invoke upon; " wish you a nice evening"; " bid farewell"
  2. prefer or wish to do something; " Do you care to try this dish?"; " Would you like to come along to the movies?"
  3. ( usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; " give him my kind regards"; " my best wishes"
  4. 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"
  5. a specific feeling of desire; " he got his wish"; " he was above all wishing and desire"
  6. have in mind; " I will take the exam tomorrow"
  7. the particular preference that you have; " it was his last wish"; " they should respect the wishes of the people"
  8. order politely; express a wish for
  9. make or express a wish; " I wish that Christmas were over"
  10. hope for; have a wish; " I wish I could go home now"
  11. feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
  12. To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker.
  13. To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or disposition toward.
  14. To frame or express desires concerning; to invoke in favor of, or against, any one; to attribute, or cal down, in desire; to invoke; to imprecate.
  15. To recommend; to seek confidence or favor in behalf of.
  16. Desire; eager desire; longing.
  17. Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation.
  18. A thing desired; an object of desire.
  19. To have a strong desire: with for or an infinitive.
  20. To desire or long for; to crave; to express desire for; to desire for someone else; as, to wish one good fortune.
  21. Strong or eager desire; the object or thing desired; a request.
  22. To have a desire: to long ( so in B.): to be inclined.
  23. To desire or long for: to ask: to invoke.
  24. Desire, longing: thing desired: expression of desire.
  25. WISHER.
  26. A desire; expression of desire; thing desired.
  27. To desire: ask.
  28. To have a desire; be inclined.
  29. To desire; have a wish or longing.
  30. A desire or longing.
  31. A request or petition.
  32. Something wished for.
  33. Eager desire; desire expressed; thing desired.
  34. To desire; to long for; to desire eagerly or ardently; to imprecate; to express desire.
  35. To have a strong desire, either for what is or is not supposed to be obtainable; to be disposed or inclined; to have a feeling that partakes of hope or fear.
  36. Desire; eager desire; the thing desired.
  37. To desire; to be disposed or inclined; to long for; to call down upon.

Antonyms for wish

begrudge, resent.

Quotes of wish

  1. I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. – Simone de Beauvoir
  2. Sometimes I wish I didn't have somebody in my family who's in the business. – Scott Caan
  3. I was always too mature for my age- and not very happy. I had no young friends. I wish I could go back to those days. If I could only live it all again, how I would play and enjoy other girls. What a fool I was. – Maria Callas
  4. Sir, I wish to understand the true principles of the Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more. – William Henry Harrison
  5. I am happy for people to talk about my pictures, but I wish devoutly that I was not expected to talk about them myself. – Howard Hodgkin
  6. My mother was a jazz fanatic and she wanted me to play the piano so I could play jazz tunes. I wish I had learned but I was too busy getting into trouble! – Etta James
  7. I just wish the crowd I was associated with was more passionate about what they were doing and less consumed with the commerce of the art form. – Shia LaBeouf
  8. Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. – Robert E. Lee
  9. I do not believe in sex distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade- or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere. – Belva Lockwood
  10. Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared. This is a threat that we've never faced before. – Ray Nagin
  11. I did a book signing when we were in New York the day before yesterday. A lady came through and she was just weeping, and said, 'I wish this would have been brought out sooner, my sister is in prison for suffocating her child.' – Marie Osmond
  12. Geez, I wish I could tell you I had a whole bunch of '80s hair bands, you know something you really wouldn't expect, but I don't know that the music police would be that surprised, because most of the stuff that I am influenced by is in evidence in the music. – John Sebastian
  13. The Geometer has the special privilege to carry out, by abstraction, all constructions by means of the intellect. Who, then, would wish to prevent me from freely considering figures hanging on a balance imagined to be at an infinite distance beyond the confines of the world? – Evangelista Torricelli
  14. You can, if you wish think of it like the universe: Each case is a sun, and all the judges, lawyers and administrative personnel represent planets revolving around the case in fixed orbit, never getting closer. – Sol Wachtler
  15. I wish I sang better. – Warren Zevon

Usage examples for wish

  1. I wish it could. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  2. I only wish I was back there again. – Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner
  3. " Well, I wish I were home," sighed the little girl. – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue by Laura Lee Hope
  4. I wish I could give you the things Walter would have." – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  5. That is not the thing I wish to know now. – The Blunderer by Moliere
  6. We never know what we wish for. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  7. I wish I could think so, Meg. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  8. I wish I had! – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  9. So I wish your mouseship a good night." – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  10. Do you wish to get up? – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  11. I wish everything was as right as them. – Jack O' Judgment by Edgar Wallace
  12. See him- I wish we could see him. – The Man Who Drove the Car by Max Pemberton
  13. " Wish I'd never thought of it- he's her father. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  14. " That is all that I wish to know, my child. – In Search of a Son by William Shepard Walsh
  15. I wish you would go, too. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  16. I wish we had never gone. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  17. I wish you wouldn't ever do it again. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  18. " I wish it, I wish it! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  19. You should not wish that. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  20. I wish I could take it as well as you do. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds

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