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English noun: wish

1. wish (feeling) a specific feeling of desire


SamplesHe got his wish.
He was above all wishing and desire.


Synonymswant, wishing


Broader (hypernym)desire


Narrower (hyponym)velleity

2. wish (communication) an expression of some desire or inclination


SamplesI could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave.
His crying was an indirect request for attention.


Synonymsindirect request


Broader (hypernym)asking, request

3. wish (communication) (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare


SamplesGive him my kind regards.
My best wishes.


Synonymscompliments, regard


Broader (hypernym)greeting, salutation


Domain usageplural, plural form

4. wish (cognition) the particular preference that you have


SamplesIt was his last wish.
They should respect the wishes of the people.


Broader (hypernym)druthers, preference


English verb: wish

1. wish (emotion) hope for; have a wish


SamplesI wish I could go home now.


ExamplesThey wish him to write the letter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)desire, want


Narrower (hyponym)desire, hope, trust

2. wish (emotion) prefer or wish to do something


SamplesDo you care to try this dish?.
Would you like to come along to the movies?.


ExamplesThey wish him to write the letter, They wish to move


Synonymscare, like


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)desire, want


Narrower (hyponym)please

3. wish (communication) make or express a wish


SamplesI wish that Christmas were over.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Verb groupwish

4. wish (emotion) feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of


Synonymswish well


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)desire, want


Antonymsbegrudge, resent

5. wish (communication) order politely; express a wish for


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)order


Verb groupwish

6. wish (communication) invoke upon


SamplesWish you a nice evening.
Bid farewell.


Synonymsbid


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)greet, recognise, recognize


Narrower (hyponym)congratulate, felicitate









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