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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
wish (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to have a desire for (as something unattainable) - wished he could live his life over
2.
to give expression to as a wish - bid wish them good night
3.
a) to give form to (a wish)
b) to express a wish for
c) to request in the form of a wish - order
d) to desire (a person or thing) to be as specified - cannot wish our problems away
4.
intransitive verb
to confer (something unwanted) on someone - foist
1.
to have a desire - want wishing for more
2.
to make a wish - wish on a falling star desire
wish (noun)
1.
a) an act or instance of or desire - wishing want a wish to travel
b) an object of desire - goal
2.
a) an expressed will or desire - mandate
b) a request or command couched as a wish
3.
an invocation of good or evil fortune on someone
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
wish (verb)
1.
to offer (something fake, useless, or inferior) as genuine, useful, or valuable
SYNONYMS:
fob off, palm, palm off, pass off, wish
RELATED WORDS:
entail, force, impose, inflict; counterfeit, fake, forge; distort, falsify, misrepresent
wish (verb)
2.
to see fit
SYNONYMS:
like, please, want, will, wish
RELATED WORDS:
ache (for), covet, crave, desire, die (for), fancy, hanker (for), hunger (for), itch (for), long (for), lust (for after), pant (after), pine (for), repine (for), sigh (for), thirst (for), yearn (for); decide, determine, resolve
wish (verb)
to have an earnest wish to own or enjoy
SYNONYMS:
ache (for), covet, crave, desiderate, die (for), hanker (for after), hunger (for), itch (for), jones (for), long (for), lust (for after), pant (after), pine (for), repine (for), salivate (for), sigh (for), thirst (for), want, wish (for), yearn (for), yen (for)
RELATED WORDS:
spoil (for); adore, delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), like, love, relish, revel (in); favor, prefer; admire, appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; decline, refuse, reject, spurn
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