Synonyms for wish
Antonyms for wish
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WISH
"It is partly for your sake that I wish it, my poor child," said he.
“I wish they may not be in league with them,” said Master Headley.
I wish we might have talked more—I'm sure—when are you leaving?
I wish my father had intrusted his money to you instead of to the superintendent.
"If there were any use in wishing, I'd wish myself on shore," said the second.
I never in my life saw any harm done by a villain; I wish I could.
Shall be happy to facilitate any despatch you may wish forwarded to your Government.
"I wish it would," she said, gently, and then went on with her own thoughts while he was silent.
I wish he were here now, even he,—any one who loved me truly, and whom I could love only a little.
There, if it be your wish, I will propose you; messengers will be appointed to converse with you.
Old English wyscan "to wish," from Proto-Germanic *wunskijanan (cf. Old Norse æskja, Danish ønske, Swedish önska, Middle Dutch wonscen, Dutch wensen, Old High German wunsken, German wunschen "to wish"), from PIE *wun-/*wen-/*won- "to strive after, wish, desire, be satisfied" (cf. Sanskrit vanati "he desires, loves, wins," Latin venus "love, sexual desire, loveliness," venerari "to worship;" see Venus). The noun is attested from c.1300. Wish fulfillment (1901) translates German wunscherfüllung (Freud, "Die Traumdeutung," 1900).