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wish meaning and definition

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WISH noun

Definition of wish (noun)

  1. a specific feeling of desire
    • "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"
    • synonyms: want, wishing
  2. 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"
    • synonyms: indirect request
  3. (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
  4. the particular preference that you have
    • "it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people"

WISH verb

Definition of wish (verb)

  1. hope for; have a wish
    • "I wish I could go home now"
  2. prefer or wish to do something
    • "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
    • synonyms: 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
  5. order politely; express a wish for
  6. invoke upon
    • "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
    • synonyms: bid
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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