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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. 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"
  4. a specific feeling of desire; " he got his wish"; " he was above all wishing and desire"
  5. have in mind; " I will take the exam tomorrow"
  6. the particular preference that you have; " it was his last wish"; " they should respect the wishes of the people"
  7. order politely; express a wish for
  8. make or express a wish; " I wish that Christmas were over"
  9. hope for; have a wish; " I wish I could go home now"
  10. feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
  11. To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker.
  12. To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or disposition toward.
  13. 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.
  14. To recommend; to seek confidence or favor in behalf of.
  15. Desire; eager desire; longing.
  16. Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation.
  17. A thing desired; an object of desire.
  18. To have a strong desire: with for or an infinitive.
  19. To desire or long for; to crave; to express desire for; to desire for someone else; as, to wish one good fortune.
  20. Strong or eager desire; the object or thing desired; a request.
  21. To have a desire: to long ( so in B.): to be inclined.
  22. To desire or long for: to ask: to invoke.
  23. WISHER.
  24. A desire; expression of desire; thing desired.
  25. To desire: ask.
  26. To have a desire; be inclined.
  27. To desire; have a wish or longing.
  28. A desire or longing.
  29. A request or petition.
  30. Something wished for.
  31. Eager desire; desire expressed; thing desired.
  32. To desire; to long for; to desire eagerly or ardently; to imprecate; to express desire.
  33. 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.
  34. Desire; eager desire; the thing desired.
  35. To desire; to be disposed or inclined; to long for; to call down upon.

Usage examples for wish

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