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Verb: wish  wish
  1. Hope for; have a desire for
    "I wish I could go home now"
  2. Prefer or look forward to doing something
    "Do you wish to try this dish?";
    - care, like
  3. Make or express a wish
    "I wish that Christmas were over"
  4. Feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
    - wish well
  5. Order politely; express a wish for
  6. Invoke upon
    "wish you a nice evening";
    - bid
Noun: wish  wish
  1. A specific feeling of desire
    "he got his wish";
    - wishing, want
  2. An expression of some desire or inclination
    "I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave";
    - indirect request
  3. (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
    "my best wishes";
    - regard, compliments
  4. The particular preference that you have
    "it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people"

Sounds like: windlass, win, wish

Derived forms: wished, wishing, wishes

Type of: asking, desire, druthers, express, give tongue to, greet, greeting, order, preference, recognise [Brit], recognize, request, salutation, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize, want

Antonym: begrudge

Encyclopedia: Wish, Charles