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Definition 1: the particular preference that you have - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where wish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was his last wish
  • they should respect the wishes of the people

(wish is a kind of ...) the right or chance to choose

"given my druthers, I'd eat cake"

Definition 2: an expression of some desire or inclination - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where wish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave
  • his crying was an indirect request for attention

Synonyms for wish in the sense of this definition

(wish is a kind of ...) the verbal act of requesting

Definition 3: (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where wish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • give him my kind regards
  • my best wishes

Synonyms for wish in the sense of this definition

(wish is a kind of ...) (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

(wish is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 4: a specific feeling of desire - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where wish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got his wish
  • he was above all wishing and desire

Synonyms for wish in the sense of this definition

(wish is a kind of ...) the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

(... is a kind of wish ) a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain

Definition 5: invoke upon - [verb of communication]

Samples where wish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wish you a nice evening
  • bid farewell

Synonyms for wish in the sense of this definition

(wish is a kind of ...) express greetings upon meeting someone

(... is a kind of wish ) express congratulations

Definition 6: order politely; express a wish for - [verb of communication]

(wish is a kind of ...) make a request for something

"Order me some flowers" "order a work stoppage"

(wish has a similar meaning as ...) make or express a wish

"I wish that Christmas were over"

Definition 7: make or express a wish - [verb of communication]

Samples where wish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I wish that Christmas were over

(wish is a kind of ...) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

"She expressed her anger" "He uttered a curse"

(wish has a similar meaning as ...) order politely; express a wish for

Definition 8: hope for; have a wish - [verb of emotion]

Samples where wish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I wish I could go home now

(wish is a kind of ...) feel or have a desire for; want strongly

"I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

(... is a kind of wish ) expect and wish

"I trust you will behave better from now on" "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"

Definition 9: feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for wish in the sense of this definition

(wish is a kind of ...) feel or have a desire for; want strongly

"I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

Definition 10: prefer or wish to do something - [verb of emotion]

Samples where wish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do you care to try this dish?
  • Would you like to come along to the movies?

Synonyms for wish in the sense of this definition

(wish is a kind of ...) feel or have a desire for; want strongly

"I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

(... is a kind of wish ) be the will of or have the will (to)

"he could do many things if he pleased"

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