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  • noundesire
  • verbdesire

synonyms for wish

  • ambition
  • aspiration
  • choice
  • hope
  • inclination
  • intention
  • longing
  • prayer
  • preference
  • request
  • will
  • yearning
  • disposition
  • hankering
  • hunger
  • invocation
  • itch
  • liking
  • pleasure
  • thirst
  • urge
  • want
  • whim
  • yen
See also synonyms for: wished / wishes / wishing
  • aspire
  • choose
  • crave
  • envy
  • please
  • prefer
  • want
  • yearn
  • beg
  • command
  • covet
  • elect
  • entreat
  • expect
  • fancy
  • hanker
  • hope
  • hunger
  • invoke
  • itch
  • like
  • long
  • need
  • order
  • request
  • solicit
  • thirst
  • will
  • yen
  • desiderate
  • look forward to
  • pray for
  • set one's heart on
  • sigh for
  • spoil for
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antonyms for wish

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  • dislike
  • hate
  • hatred
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To wish is to feel an impulse toward attainment or possession of something; the strength of the feeling may be of greater or lesser intensity: I wish I could go home. Desire, a more formal verb, suggests a strong wish: They desire liberation. Want, usually colloquial in use, suggests a feeling of lack or need that imperatively demands fulfillment: People all over the world want peace.

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How to use wish in a sentence

Sending our love and best wishes to you both as you start your new life together.
HOW TO TURN DOWN A WEDDING INVITATION DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMICBROOKE HENDERSONAUGUST 23, 2020FORTUNE
While there is a wish amongst leaders to protect their own people first, the response to this pandemic has to be collective.
WHO CHIEF WARNS THE WORLD: DON’T FALL PREY TO COVID ‘VACCINE NATIONALISM’SY MUKHERJEEAUGUST 19, 2020FORTUNE
There’s a wish list from San Diego Council members of what they’d like to get done with that $62 million.
THE CITY IS WALKING A FINE LINE IN DEMANDING MILLIONS FROM ITS NEXT POWER PROVIDERMACKENZIE ELMERAUGUST 7, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
We get lots of encouraging comments from users whose wishes were included in our roadmap.
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Now, it should be noted that meta robots tag might be ignored at any point, but mostly crawlers respect the wishes of the webmasters.
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I think Disney makes possible this idea that you could make a wish and it’ll come true, and that you don’t have to work hard for what you want.
DOES HOLLYWOOD STILL HAVE A PRINCESS PROBLEM? (EP. 394)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 24, 2019FREAKONOMICS
When Yima pressed the earth with this ring, the genius of the Earth, Aramaîti, responded to his wish and order.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
I mean it is well my mother is ill, and doesn't wish to eat, for there would be nothing for her, if she did.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
At the end of the first year, however, she resigned this privilege because she did not wish to accept the conditions of the gift.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
How often did I then wish myself with my dear Glumdalchtch, from whom one single hour had so far divided me.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
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WORDS RELATED TO WISH

  • ambition
  • aspiration
  • course
  • desideratum
  • design
  • desire
  • direction
  • end
  • intent
  • intention
  • mark
  • object
  • objective
  • plan
  • purpose
  • scheme
  • target
  • where one is heading
  • wish
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